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.
Tuscarora Yarns Inc. pondrá en práctica una política mejorada sobre acoso sexual como resultado de una demanda presentada por el Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) en nombre de una trabajadora latina de la fábrica quien fue abusada y brutalizada sexualmente por el gerente de la planta después de haber ella reportado previamente a los funcionarios de la empresa del acoso sexual. Estos importantes cambios son parte de un acuerdo en el que la empresa de hilados también acordó pagar $230.000 dólares para resolver las denuncias de acoso sexual.
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.
For most of his life, Ray McCarthy believed his father died in a car wreck before he was born. But six years ago, he learned the truth: His father was actually the victim of a civil rights-era shooting in Maryland in 1963. It was a secret his mother had kept for decades, most likely to prevent her son from growing up with anger and hatred over the death of his father, Reinaldo Colon Rodriguez.
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.
The Southern Poverty Law Center will present a free Minneapolis screening of the new Teaching Tolerance film Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History, Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Central Lutheran Church. SPLC Founder Morris Dees, President Richard Cohen and Jamie Nabozny, the student portrayed in the film, will speak at the event.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), the Community Justice section of the Loyola Law Clinic in New Orleans, and the Southern Disability Law Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) on behalf of all New Orleans students with special needs. The lawsuit details LDE’s systemic failures to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational services and are protected from discrimination.