The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program urged a federal court today to block an Alabama Department of Corrections practice that allows male prisoners virtually unlimited access to razor blades in state prisons – including prisoners with a history of mental illness and suicide attempts.
The SPLC and other civil rights groups that filed a federal discrimination complaint earlier this year on behalf of immigrant students denied enrollment in North Carolina schools urged the U.S. Department of Justice today to take action after the state Department of Public Instruction inexplicably retracted guidance requiring inclusive enrollment policies.
Johnny Irion, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and Noel Casler have written a new song, World Gone Wrong, in response to the shooting in Ferguson, MO. While the song is available for free, they ask that listeners who download it make a donation to the SPLC.
MTV aired a powerful public service announcement about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri – part of a campaign designed with input from the SPLC and other organizations. The PSA is part of MTV’s “Look Different” campaign, which seeks to “erase the hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT bias all around us.”
Almost two weeks after Michael Brown died in the street after being shot by a police officer a half-dozen times, this nation hasn’t taken the steps necessary to understand the root causes of the rage in Ferguson. And, as a nation, we must understand it.
The new issue of the SPLC Intelligence Report examines three radical-right murder sprees that left a dozen victims dead, and explores the recent standoff between heavily armed militiamen and federal agents in Nevada.
Residents of Montgomery, Alabama, gathered last night at the SPLC’s Civil Rights Memorial in memory of Michael Brown–the black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri–and other victims of police brutality.