Michelle Alexander discusses her groundbreaking book with the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project and explains the importance of today’s young people learning about racial bias in the criminal justice system.

School policies and practices that can stigmatize and harm disadvantaged students – whether in the classroom or the lunchroom – are examined in the new issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine.

The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project released today a first-of-its-kind literacy curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America, to help teachers across the country better engage their diverse students. 

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.

A federal judge granted relief to residents across Tennessee today by ordering the state to provide hearings to residents whose Medicaid applications have been unreasonably delayed.

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.

An SPLC advocate shares the story of a teen she met in an Alabama prison and discusses the danger of sending minors to adult lock-ups.

An SPLC lawsuit in Montgomery, Ala., has stopped the jailing of  indigent people who can’t pay traffic fines – a modern-day version of debtors’ prison that is finding new life across America.

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.”