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October 16, 2007

Programs that teach tolerance and defuse racial tension in schools are the key to preventing racially explosive events like those in Jena, La., Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen testified during a congressional hearing today.

Hate & Extremism
October 02, 2007

A preacher who once had breakfast with President Bush is at the heart of a ferocious anti-gay movement that has emerged in evangelical churches serving tens of thousands of Slavic immigrants on the West Coast. This aggressive movement is the subject of the cover story of the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report.

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September 30, 2007

An activist lawyer who for 30 years has provided courageous and effective representation to farmworkers and immigrants has been selected as the winner of the 2007 Morris Dees Justice Award, which is named for the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

News
September 28, 2007

To Reed Walters, the prosecutor in the Jena Six case, his job is a simple one. As he explained in a recent New York Times op-ed piece, "For 16 years, it has been my job as the district attorney to review each criminal case brought to me by the police department or the sheriff, match the facts to any applicable laws and seek justice for those who have been harmed." Just the facts, ma'am.

Hate & Extremism
September 18, 2007

The Southern Poverty Law Center today warned of possible white supremacist activity in Jena, Louisiana, tomorrow when thousands of marchers from around the country plan to descend on the town to protest the prosecutions of six black teenagers accused of beating a white youth at the local high school.

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