Officials with Collier County Public Schools in Florida have effectively barred immigrant children with limited English skills from enrolling in high school and pushed them into an adult English program that offers no opportunity to earn credit toward a high school diploma – a violation of state and federal laws, according to a lawsuit filed by the SPLC today.
Teachers can be powerful allies for students by ensuring that they feel respected and safe at school regardless of their race, religion, socioeconomic status, LGBT identity or other identity, but it isn’t always an easy task, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance magazine, released this week.
Chief Justice Roy Moore has disgraced his office for far too long. He’s such a religious zealot, such an egomaniac that he thinks he doesn’t have to follow federal court rulings he disagrees with. For the good of the state, he should be kicked out of office.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore could once again be removed from the bench as the result of judicial ethics complaints filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after he instructed state court judges to defy a federal court order and enforce the state’s unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The city of Oxford, Alabama, repealed an ordinance today that made it a crime for transgender people to use the public restroom that matches their gender identity. Earlier, the SPLC and ACLU demanded the city repeal the ordinance, or risk legal action.
Louisiana is discriminating against naturalized citizens by requiring them to provide citizenship documents when registering to vote – a requirement that is not asked of other potential voters who must simply swear that they are U.S. citizens, according to an SPLC lawsuit filed today.
Georgia is discriminating against immigrants by enforcing an unconstitutional policy that directs state officials to deny driver’s licenses to people based on their past – rather than current – immigration status, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Atlanta immigration attorney Justin W. Chaney.
At least 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy can be found in public spaces across the country, mostly in the Deep South, according to a report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most were put in place during the early decades of Jim Crow or in reaction to the civil rights movement.
I was standing in the intake room at the juvenile detention center in Jackson, Mississippi, where two high school students had just been brought in from the small town of Terry, a few miles south of here.