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Immigrant Justice
November 16, 2010

Mujeres inmigrantes indocumentadas en la industria alimenticia en los Estados Unidos rutinariamente soportan acoso sexual, robos en sus salarios y otros abusos mientras proveen un agotador trabajo que produce la comida que millones de Americanos comen todos los días, esto de acuerdo a un reporte publicado hoy por el Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Children's Rights
November 16, 2010

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. 

Immigrant Justice
November 14, 2010

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.

Immigrant Justice
November 14, 2010

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.

Children's Rights
November 09, 2010

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.

Teaching Tolerance
November 08, 2010

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.

News
November 02, 2010

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.

Hate & Extremism
November 02, 2010

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.

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