Because of civil rights lawsuits filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center in the 1970s, Glenda Deese got an opportunity. She didn't waste it: She rose to be the second-highest ranking official in the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Now, after retiring from law enforcement, she's a top security official at the SPLC.
A federal judge's decision to block part of Georgia's new anti-immigrant law is a victory over the state's attempt to highjack federal immigration law and a warning to other states that are contemplating following Georgia's lead.
On Sunday night, June 26, MSNBC will air "Erasing Hate," a documentary that chronicles the redemptive story of a violent, racist skinhead who renounced the white power movement and, with the help of the SPLC, underwent an excruciating series of laser treatments to remove the racist tattoos that covered his face and hands.
A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a second wave of anti-Muslim hatred is being propelled by a small cadre of activists who are exploiting Americans' fears of Islamic extremism, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.
Over the years, many victims of workplace sexual violence have benefitted from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the landmark case Meritor Savings Bank v. Mechelle Vinson. Unfortunately, farmworker and low-wage immigrant women in our nation continue to suffer workplace sexual violence at alarming rates.
A student group that claims to defend "Western civilization" and is hosting its first national conference this week in the Washington, D.C., area, has a history of associating with racist ideologues and espousing racist beliefs, according to a report issued today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal class action lawsuit today against the Jackson Public School District in Mississippi for allowing an alternative school to shackle and handcuff students for hours at a time as punishment for school uniform violations and other minor infractions.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) have filed an emergency motion with a federal court to stop officials at a Jackson, Miss., juvenile detention center from blocking attorneys and advocates from meeting with youths held at the abusive facility.