As the president took action to allow more undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States, the SPLC released a major report examining the possible rebirth of the nativist extremist movement that roiled the country from 2005 to 2011.
After notifying more than half of New Orleans public schools that their enrollment and registration practices discriminate against children because of their immigration status or that of their parents, the SPLC reported today that the majority of the city’s schools now have enrollment forms that comply with federal law.
The SPLC is observing TDOR to honor the lives lost to hate crimes and is fighting for the rights of transgender Americans; people like Ashley Diamond, a 34-year-old African-American woman currently incarcerated in a men’s prison in Georgia.
A quarter century ago, 6,000 people gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to witness the dedication of the nation’s first memorial to the martyrs of the civil rights movement. Today, the Civil Rights Memorial remains a solemn tribute to sacrificed lives and a reminder that the march for racial and social justice continues.