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September 06, 2016

The incendiary rhetoric and behavior dominating this year’s presidential campaign may have left teachers across the country wondering if they should teach about the election at all, but a few teacher-tested tips can help them engage young students in discussions about the democratic process, according to the new issue Teaching Tolerance magazine, released today.

September 01, 2016

Amid a presidential campaign marked by inflammatory rhetoric spilling into classrooms across the country, the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project today launched an initiative to encourage schools and communities to set a positive example for schoolchildren by committing to civil and respectful discussions about the presidential election.

August 25, 2016

Immigration judges at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia have discriminated against Central American immigrants representing themselves in legal proceedings by making disparaging comments and suggesting that they have no valid claims to asylum or other immigration relief before hearing their cases, according to a complaint filed by the SPLC today.

August 23, 2016

The SPLC joined 286 advocacy groups today voicing support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to restrict the financial industry’s use of forced arbitration – a tactic employed by Wall Street banks and predatory lenders to prevent consumers from challenging illegal practices in court.