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Climate of Fear: Latino Immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y.

This study reveals how Latino immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y., are routinely the target of violent attacks, harassment and abuse driven by a virulent anti-immigrant climate that has been fostered by community leaders and law enforcement practices.

The Second Wave: Return of the Militias

In this report, SPLC investigates the resurgence of the antigovernment militia movement across the country, which has been fueled by fears of a black man in the White House, the changing demographics of the country, and conspiracy theories increasingly spread by mainstream figures. 

Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates in Louisiana

This report outlines a research-based approach to school discipline that reduces student and teacher dropout rates while improving academic performance and the overall climate in Louisiana schools.

Under Siege: Life for Low-Income Latinos in the South

In this study, the Southern Poverty Law Center found that Latinos are facing increasing hostility and discrimination as they fill low-wage jobs in Southern states that previously had few Latino residents. Based primarily on a survey of 500 low-income Latinos at five locations in the South, the report documented wage theft, racial profiling and other abuses driven by an anti-immigrant climate that harms all Latinos regardless of their immigration status.

The Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance

This report describes how the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA were founded and funded by John Tanton, a retired Michigan ophthalmologist who operates a racist publishing company and has written that to maintain American culture, "a European-American majority" is required.

Voices for Justice

This booklet is designed to educate farmworker and other low-wage immigrant women about their legal rights.


Human Trafficking Manual

An introduction to basic litigation tools for attorneys representing trafficked clients.

Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates in Alabama

This report outlines a research-based approach to school discipline that reduces student and teacher dropout rates while improving academic performance and the overall climate in Alabama schools.

Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates in Mississippi

This report outlines a research-based approach to school discipline that reduces student and teacher dropout rates while improving academic performance and the overall climate in Mississippi schools.

Mississippi assessment cover
An assessment of access to counsel and quality of representation in youth court proceedings in the state of Mississippi.
Beyond the Golden Rule

Whether you are the parent of a 3-year-old who is curious about why a friend’s skin is brown, the parent of a 9-year-old who has been called a slur because of his religion, or the parent of a 15-year-old who snubs those outside of her social clique at school, this book is designed to help you teach your children to honor the differences in themselves and in others - and to reject prejudice and intolerance.

Beneath the Pines

In their own words, migrant forestry workers describe how they routinely earn less than the minimum wage, suffer frequent accidents on the job and are held virtually captive by employers who seize their passports and other identification. The report also offers specific policy recommendations to ensure the safety and fair treatment of migrant workers.

Drawing the Line

This publication explains the redistricting process and provides tools and techniques that can help you become a force for equity in your community, in your state and in the nation.

Protecting your health and safety

Designed to help inmates who are not represented by an attorney, Protecting Your Health & Safety explains the legal rights inmates have regarding health and safety – including the right to medical care and to be free from inhumane treatment.

Speak Up

The Southern Poverty Law Center gathered hundreds of stories of everyday bigotry from people across the United States. They told their stories through e-mail, personal interviews and at roundtable discussions in four cities. People spoke about encounters in stores and restaurants, on streets and in schools. No matter the location or relationship, the stories echo each other.

This report features a general essay on the history and nature of the skinhead movement.

Emmett Till - 40 Lives for Freedom

"Forty Lives For Freedom" briefly tells the stories behind the names inscribed on the Civil Rights Memorial.

The goal of this guidebook is to increase the knowledge and skills of social service providers so that you can better serve farmworkers who have experienced sexual violence. It provides helpful explanations about the life and work of farmworkers as well as unique issues that may impact the services you provide.
Terror from the Right

He is sentenced in January 2013 to almost twenty-six years in federal prison.

This report contains the stories of plots, conspiracies and racist rampages since the Oklahoma City bombing.

Broken Levees, Broken Promises

First-person accounts of the abuse that migrant workers in New Orleans endured as they cleaned up and rebuilt the city following Hurricane Katrina are detailed. The report describes how migrant workers in New Orleans were cheated out of pay, left hungry and homeless, and even denied medical treatment and benefits after being injured on the job.