A year after officials in Forrest County, Miss., reached an agreement with the SPLC to end dangerous conditions at the county’s juvenile detention center, an independent monitor’s report has found they are “significantly behind schedule” – even backsliding in areas of progress.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit today accusing a New Jersey organization of consumer fraud for offering conversion therapy services – a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight.
More than a decade after the headquarters of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations was shuttered and demolished, a protégé of the group’s late founder is building a new compound in Idaho that is already attracting white supremacists for Ku Klux Klan cross burnings, according to the Winter 2012 issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today.
Hundreds of thousands of disgruntled conservatives, still smarting from the re-election of President Obama, are signing petitions to allow more than 30 states to secede from the United States — and they are being joined by a motley collection of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klan sympathizers.
A federal court today blocked key provisions of South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law and, by inviting additional legal challenges to civil rights abuses, recognized that harms could take place if police officers check people's immigration status.
The SPLC today called on the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) to reduce the wildly excessive rates that telephone companies charge for collect calls made by state inmates – fees that are 15 times higher than charges for calls made outside of jails and prisons.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education that they will investigate two additional components of an SPLC civil rights complaint that describes widespread discrimination against Latino students and their families in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS).
The radical right’s reaction to President Obama’s victory ranged from sputtering rage and name-calling to calls for a new Southern secession, mass emigration to Europe and even the break-up of the United States.