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Civil Rights Groups Sue ICE to Force Release of Detainees Vulnerable to COVID-19 1.4.2020 Mother Jones
Civil rights groups are suing the Trump administration to force it to release people from immigration jails as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country. In an emergency motion filed on Tuesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center and American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana requested that a federal judge require Immigration and Customs […]
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Coronavirus-caused LAUSD school shutdown worsens inequities as many students go AWOL 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

About 15,000 LAUSD high school students are absent online after the coronavirus forced campus shutdowns and a move to online learning.

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Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, dies at 98 28.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Joseph E. Lowery, civil rights leader who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 98.

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Federal prosecutors find no civil rights violations in Colorado Springs police shooting of De’Von Bailey 28.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal prosecutors found that Colorado Springs police officers did not criminally violate De'Von Bailey's civil rights when they fatally shot the 19-year-old in the back, the office of the U.S. Attorney for Colorado announced Friday.
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Civil Rights Orgs to ICE: Protect Immigrant Detainees From COVID-19 or Release Them 26.3.2020 Mother Jones
Earlier today, the Southern Poverty Law Center asked a federal judge to issue an emergency preliminary injunction requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide protections against the coronavirus outbreak for immigrants being held in their custody. The motion, filed in a US District Court in California, demands that ICE immediately enact a protocol to protect vulnerable […]
Facebook Just Revealed Its Secret Strategy for Taking Down Hate Groups 26.3.2020 Mother Jones
The members of Northwest Front have been called the “worst racists” in America, amid stiff competition. On Wednesday, Facebook told Mother Jones that it had used a new enforcement strategy to take down a network of Northwest Front accounts that tried to circumvent the platform’s ban on white nationalists. “This organization has been banned on […]
‘I don’t have the virus’: Asian Americans in Minnesota confront a COVID-19 backlash 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Asian Minnesotans say they’re facing increased hostility amid the COVID-19 crisis. Incidents range from name-calling to other forms of discrimination that appear to blame Asian Americans for the spread of the disease.
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Singapore says its coronavirus app helps the public. Critics say it's government surveillance 24.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

TraceTogether's app launch comes as concerns over privacy and intrusive surveillance are rising as governments try to curb the pandemic.

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People with disabilities say rationing care policies violate civil rights 24.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
People with disabilities are asking the federal government to stop state and hospital policies that they fear will ration care in favor of younger and healthier people.
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Hollywood slams coronavirus-related racism toward Asian Americans: 'Call it out' 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Daniel Dae Kim, Lana Condor, Henry Golding, Celeste Ng and other celebrities are denouncing racism toward Asian Americans fueled by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Letters to the Editor: Banning evictions because of coronavirus is blatantly unfair to landlords 19.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

What are landlords supposed to do when tenants do not pay the rent? They're at economic risk because of the coronavirus too.

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Southern Poverty Law Center says number of anti-LGBTQ groups are growing in U.S., with four in Colorado 19.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Southern Poverty Law Center found 22 hate groups in Colorado in its 2019 report on extremists in the U.S.
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Editorial: A bipartisan compromise would reform surveillance. Trump should be willing to sign it 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The House passes a last-minute extension of surveillance authority.

How McDonald’s Convinced Us That Civil Rights Was About Black-Owned Businesses 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
In August of 2014, all eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri. The city’s mostly Black residents flooded the streets in protest after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the middle of the chaos, the fluorescent golden arches of a local McDonald’s promised sanctuary: Protesters bought bottles […]
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The Coronavirus Is Inflaming the UK’s Racism 4.3.2020 Mother Jones
The weekday lunch hour in London’s Chinatown is usually brimming with crowds. But earlier this week, as the United Kingdom warned that more outbreaks of the coronavirus epidemic were inevitable, the once-reliable mix of tourists and city residents strolling through Gerrard Steet had been largely replaced by an empty corridor of Asian restaurants. The business […]
Want a Great Example of the GOP’s War on Voting Access? Look at Texas Right Now. 4.3.2020 Mother Jones
Super Tuesday in Texas offered the perfect example of the Republican war on voting rights. Texas residents experienced hours-long lines throughout the state. Even minutes before polling places closed at 7p.m. CST, Democratic primary voters still waited in line to cast their ballots. Adding to the inconvenience were extra miles some residents had to travel. […]
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Critics say airlines' proposed rule on unfair practices would make regulation harder 27.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Consumer advocates say a proposal on unfair and deceptive practices makes it harder to penalize airlines for bad actions and to adopt new protections.

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Across races, religions, coalitions organize for solidarity 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In more than 100 U.S. cities, people of faith are choosing to come together across historic racial and religious boundaries to address daily problems where they live. From Miami to Minnesota, they are mobilizing outside of weekly worship services to address issues like affordable housing, white nationalism and Islamophobia.
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Op-Ed: Here's a step you can take to help end racism — learn to talk about it 24.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

In small towns and cities across Washington state, people are being taught how to talk about race.

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What you might have missed at the Legislature: Fireworks, whiskey plates, voting rights 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It was a busy week at the Capitol. We give you some of the highlights — from fireworks to whiskey plates.
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