Children at a juvenile detention facility in Mississippi continue to face abuse and neglect despite a court agreement requiring broad reforms, prompting the SPLC today to ask a federal judge to hold officials in Hinds County in contempt.
The SPLC and other civil rights groups are asking the Justice Department to investigate school districts where immigrant children were turned away because of their limited English proficiency, age or national origin.
A new SPLC report finds that many foreign students lured to the U.S. as part of a “cultural exchange program” are being deceived by recruiters and exploited by employers seeking cheap, vulnerable labor but offering few cultural opportunities.
Recent policy changes affecting student loans, coupled with the skyrocketing cost of attending college, are creating financial traps for the most vulnerable students and their families, leaving many students drowning in unmanageable debt even if they fail to get a degree, according to the latest issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine, released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit in federal court today to stop pervasive anti-LGBT bullying and harassment committed by students – and even faculty members and administrators – within the schools of Mississippi’s Moss Point School District.
The SPLC filed a federal lawsuit today to reverse a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) decision that will effectively revoke raises owed to thousands of guest workers as well as depress the wages of U.S. workers.