The Racist Legacy of Woodrow Wilson Dick Lehr, in The Atlantic, looks at the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson with a particular focus on President Wilson’s “unprecedented segregation in federal offices”. Mr. Lehr’s piece coincides with arguments made by the Black Justice League at Princeton University.
Supreme Court Heard Black Juror Exclusion Case Timothy T. Foster, a black man, was charged with murdering Queen Madge White, a white woman and subsequently convicted by an all-white jury. Decades after this case, Foster challenged the striking of prospective jurors because of their race. The
Developments at Spring Valley High School A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student
Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of
Harsh conditions in immigrant detention facilities The U.S. Civil Rights Commission released a report this month detailing potential violations of human rights in immigrant detention facilities. In particular, the report highlighted concerns about sexual assault and access to nutritious food. Due to these conditions, the report
Workers walk-out on Tax Day to rally for a livable minimum wage Retail and fast food employees demonstrated on April 15, the nation's Tax Day, calling for a new federal minimum wage of $15/ hour. The protesters argue that selective, incremental pay raises are insufficient. On a
F.B.I. Begins Civil Rights Investigation into Police Beating of Suspect in California On Friday, ten San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were placed on paid leave after a news camera taped them attacking a fleeing suspect. The suspect, Francis Pusok, attempted to flee pursuing authorities on horseback