A new SPLC report reveals the planning that went into the actions of extremists in Nevada who forced federal agents to stand down or risk bloodshed.

School officials in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have agreed to measures that will ensure students will not face discrimination and hostility because of their national origin or English language proficiency.

As President Obama issues executive orders to fix parts of America’s broken immigration system, he should take steps to end abuse within the nation’s H-2 guest worker program.

After a rash of racist incidents in a small Washington town, the local school superintendent turned to the SPLC and its Teaching Tolerance project for help.

The Promise of the Civil Rights Act

07/02/2014

The SPLC founder reminds us that, 50 years after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, the march for justice continues.

An SPLC outreach paralegal recounts her experience meeting a poultry worker forced to choose between her health and her job. 

An SPLC attorney recounts how she helped a student in Louisiana return to school following an expulsion. That student is now a high school graduate bound for college.

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program filed suit today against the Alabama Department of Corrections for putting the health and lives of prisoners at risk by ignoring their medical and mental health needs and discriminating against prisoners with disabilities – violations of federal law by a prison system that has had one of the highest mortality rates in the country.

An investigation by the SPLC and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program has concluded that Alabama’s overcrowded prison system is breaking federal law by failing to provide a humane level of medical and psychiatric care, and by subjecting prisoners with disabilities to discriminatory conditions.

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Florida Immigrant Coalition released information today that will help immigrant students take full advantage of a new state law that makes them eligible for in-state college tuition rates even if they were brought to the United States without papers.