Tag: civil rights

Lewis Black: A Tiny Part of Something Huge

August 2013

The author and comedian remembers attending the 1963 March on Washington, and feeling a movement converge.

Blaire Hickman and Christie Thompson: No Paycheck, No Civil Rights

August 2013

Unpaid interns aren’t protected against sexual harassment.

Isaiah Thompson: Civil Forfeiture Laws Are Costing Innocent People Their Homes

August 2013

Law enforcement authorities are moving to seize homes, cash and other property of people tangentially related to crimes under “civil forfeiture” laws that require minimal proof.

Andrew Ridker: Profane Fruit – On Kanye, Yeezus, and the Sanctity of Sound

July 2013

An irreverent sample of “Strange Fruit” would signify a takedown of not only a great American jazz standard, but of a crucial civil rights work as well. You can probably tell what’s coming next.

Christie Thompson: Are California Prisons Punishing Inmates Based on Race?

April 2013

Prison officials claim they need race-based methods to fight gang violence.

Nikole Hannah-Jones: A Colorblind Constitution

March 2013

What Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action case is really about.

Meaghan Winter: Walking While Furtive

March 2013

A look inside the courtroom on the opening day of Floyd v. NYC, the class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.

Nikole Hannah-Jones: How the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule

February 2013

The court’s review of a key concept used to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act could be a major setback for housing rights advocates.

Suevon Lee: The Other Crucial Civil Rights Case the Supreme Court Will be Ruling On

December 2012

We’re all hearing about the gay marriage case, but the Supreme Court is set to rule on a key piece of voting access legislation.

David Morris: Profiles of Political Courage

May 2012

Health care reform may be repealed if Republicans win in November, but it may not be the only president’s signature legislation that’s in danger.

Sweet Nothings

February 2010

Civil rights champion David Mixner on his battle to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” why the February 2nd Congressional hearings were a bust, and how the policy fosters sexual harassment of women soldiers.