Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.
Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
A civil rights scholar who became the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School has died. Derrick Bell was 80.
A federal civil rights complaint was filed against the Boston public schools over a school closure plan some say discriminates against black and Latino students.
Civil rights champion and former MA judge Gordon Martin takes us back to Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1962 when only 12 out of 7,500 black Americans were allowed to vote.
A coalition of progressive and civil rights groups are tapping into the same type of anger that fuels the tea party movement with a demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial, only they’re pledging to support Democrats […]