Twenty years ago, a trial united a victim's son and a lawyer - and changed the course of their lives.

This week, as we celebrate our nation’s bounty and give thanks for the blessings in our lives, most of us probably won’t think very much about the people who do the backbreaking labor that puts food on our plates. We should.

Gays and lesbians are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Jackson, MS civil rights attorney Robert B. McDuff today filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the for-profit operators of Mississippi's Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility (WGYCF), charging that the children there are forced to live in barbaric and unconstitutional conditions and are subjected to excessive uses of force by prison staff. 

Undocumented women who are feeding the country with their labor routinely endure sexual harassment, wage theft and other abuses, according to a new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Tuscarora Yarns Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, N.C. will enforce an improved sexual harassment policy as the result of a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on behalf of a Latina factory worker who was sexually assaulted and brutalized by the plant manager after she had earlier reported his sexual harassment to officials at the company.

The Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD) will make important policy revisions that will protect New Orleans students from abusive restraints, handcuffing and shackling. These reforms result from a settlement reached in a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) took aim at anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) bullying Tuesday with a free community screening of its new film, Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History, at the historic Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Amid reports of teen suicides related to bullying, students at more than 2,800 schools across the country are taking a stand to make their schools more welcoming places by participating in the ninth annual “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

In May, two Arkansas police officers were murdered after stopping a father-son team from the antigovernment "sovereign citizens" movement. Working with one of the officers' father, a police chief, the SPLC has created a training video to help officers recognize the threat when dealing with these extremists.