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WASHINGTON — A mostly Democratic group of lawmakers are among those launching a renewed push for the Justice Department to condemn racist Supreme Court rulings from a century ago that shaped a legal landscape in which people living in U.S. territories were essentially treated as second-class citizens. Civil rights groups and professional legal associations are […]

WASHINGTON — A mostly Democratic group of lawmakers are among those launching a renewed push for the Justice Department to condemn racist Supreme Court rulings from a century ago that shaped a legal landscape in which people living in U.S. territories were essentially treated as second-class citizens. Civil rights groups and professional legal associations are […]

In an open letter addressed to the president of the Dominican Republic and other state institutions, Amnesty International, together with local human rights organizations, has called for an end to human rights violations against Haitians, Dominicans of Haitian descent and Black people in the enforcement of de facto racist migration policies, which are being implemented […]

Kate Oh was no one’s idea of a get-along-to-go-along employee. During her five years as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, she was an unsparing critic of her superiors, known for sending long, blistering emails to human resources complaining about what she described as a hostile workplace. She considered herself a whistle blower […]

A “goon squad” of racist American police officers have been sentenced to decades behind bars. Six ex-coppers admitted raiding a Mississippi home without a warrant and assaulting two black men. The officers carried out a mock execution during a 90-minute torture session of Michael Corey Jenkins and Eddie Terrell Parker men during the incident. The […]

JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi sheriff’s deputy who was part of a self-described “Goon Squad” was sentenced Tuesday to about 20 years in prison for his part in torturing two Black men last year, after a neighbor complained that the men were staying in a home . . .

JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Tuesday to about 20 years in prison for his part in torturing two Black men last year after a neighbor complained that the men were staying in a home with a white woman. Hunter Elward was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Tom Lee, who handed […]

FILE PHOTO: A view of the George Floyd mural at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., March 28, 2021. File photo by Octavio Jones/Reuters NEW YORK (AP) — In a new study, Black Americans expressed broad concerns about how they are depicted in the news media, with majorities saying they see racist […]

Uttar Pradesh authorities must bring to justice those responsible for recent racist attacks against black African students and ensure the students’ safety, said Amnesty International India today. “The recent attacks in Uttar Pradesh show how black people in India – particularly African students – continue to face racist discrimination and violence. Many of those injured […]

A federal court has embraced a novel legal theory that seriously threatens one of the last legs of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. At the heart of the dispute is who has the right to bring a case under the law, a crown jewel of the civil rights movement that has worked to prevent […]


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