The Racial Wealth Gap Is Leading to An Almost-Nonexistent Middle Class

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/13/racial-wealth-gap-leading-almost-nonexistent-middle-class Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Common Dreams With people of color projected to make up the majority of Americans by 2043, a new study warns against policies that keep many black and Latino households out … Continued

DeVos Says Department of Education Will “Replace the Current Approach” to Sexual Misconduct at Schools

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): The Department of Education will “replace the current approach” to addressing sexual misconduct at schools that receive federal funding, according to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In recent remarks, DeVos repeatedly stated that “the current … Continued

DeVos Will Roll Back Obama-Era Protections for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault

Published on Friday, September 08, 2017 by Diane Ravitch’s Blog “Her stance seems likely to discourage rape victims from coming forward, since doing so is already hazardous and puts them at risk of ostracism.” By Diane Ravitch “Given that she … Continued

The Government Can’t Send You a Bill for Your Free Speech

  Let’s not charge protesters for public safety costs when they exercise their First Amendment rights. By Elizabeth Randol, ACLU-PA Legislative Director Imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., future Congressman John Lewis, and their compatriots in the civil rights movement … Continued

Charlottesville Reminds Us of the Courage It Takes to Stand Against Racism

Posted at https://www.everyday-democracy.org/news/charlottesville-reminds-us-courage-it-takes-stand-against-racism Author: Martha McCoy, Executive Director, Everyday Democracy August 15, 2017 (Photo credit: Phil Roeder) The horrific events that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend underscore the role racism has played, and continues to play, in the history of … Continued

Sessions Emerges as Forceful Figure in Condemning Charlottesville Violence

New York Times By CHARLIE SAVAGE and REBECCA R. RUIZ AUG. 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced the violence in Charlottesville, Va., as an “evil” act of domestic terrorism on Monday, he was in some ways an unlikely figure … Continued

Sign Open Letter to Media: Call the Hate Groups What They Are

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): This weekend, we watched in horror as white supremacists and Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville, VA, inciting violence that caused the death of at least one peaceful anti-racism demonstrator. There’s no question that the … Continued

Federal Agencies Warned of White Supremacist Threat in May

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/08/14/federal-agencies-warned-white-supremacist-threat-may Published on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Common Dreams A memo by the FBI and DHS said white supremacist groups pose a bigger threat to the U.S. than other extremist organizations By Julia Conley, staff writer White … Continued

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