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Jul 10 2020
Facebook underwent an independent audit regarding the progress it has made in protecting civil rights, including in counteracting hateful speech. This comes as some companies have mounted an advertising boycott of the social media platform in protest of what they argue to be lacking regulations on hateful speech and conduct.
Right-rated voices were more likely to laud Facebook forVox The Hill National Review
Jul 26 2022
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city were accused of environmental racism last week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Why it matters: If the city doesn't address HUD's concerns, it could risk millions of dollars in federal housing funds.
Driving the news: A leaked letter from HUD claims the city violated residents' civil rights in trying to move a metalAxios
May 07 2021
Arizona’s Republican-controlled state Senate is undergoing another audit of the state’s 2020 presidential election results, raising partisan tensions and concerns from both state and federal officials over potential civil rights violations. The private audit focuses only on Maricopa County, which contains over 60% of the state’s population and backed Joe Biden in 2020. On Wednesday, ArizonaNPR (Online News) New York Times (News) Newsmax (News)
Jul 18 2020
This weekend, the nation remembered the lives of civil rights leaders Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and C. T. Vivian, who both passed on Friday. Lewis was a civil rights activist who led nonviolent protests in the 1960s; most notably, Lewis led a march in Alabama that was halted by police brutality in 1965, now known as "Bloody Sunday." Lewis went onto serve over three decades in Congress; he was 80Associated Press Washington Post Fox News (Online News)
Jun 10 2020
There are images of police officers joining protesters in dancing the Cupid shuffle, taking knees and hugging little girls.
There have been images of members of Congress donning kente cloth stoles, Joe Biden taking a knee and Mitt Romney marching with protesters.
There have been images of a rainbow of races and ethnicities marching through streets with Black Lives Matter postersCharles Blow
Mar 22 2020
Americans reflected on Martin Luther King's legacy of racial equality and peace on a national holiday that marks what would have been the slain civil rights leader's 78th birthday. Here is a timeline of the modern civil rights movement.
May 17, 1954 School segregation is widely accepted throughout the United States until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a landmark decision in Brown v. BoardCBS News (Online)
Jul 25 2022
A federal agency responsible for enforcing civil rights laws against workplace discrimination issued a cause finding against electric vehicle maker Tesla in June, according to a financial filing out Monday.
Tesla said in its second-quarter filing that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cause finding “closely parallels” complaints put forth in a lawsuit by California’sCNBC
Aug 09 2022
They really did it. The Inflation Reduction Act, which is mainly a climate change bill with a side helping of health reform, passed the Senate on Sunday; by all accounts it will easily pass the House, so it’s about to become law.
This is a very big deal. The act isn’t, by itself, enough to avert climate disaster. But it’s a huge step in the right direction, and sets the stage for moreNew York Times (Opinion)
Jun 27 2022
Friday’s SCOTUS ruling in Dobbs is devastating news. Yes, it denies women and girls reproductive autonomy, but it also augurs a future where no aspect of our intimate life is ours, where even the most private spaces or relationships are ripe for surveillance, where every detail about our bodies, health, and relationships is amassed and sold. Everyone’s life opportunities are on the line in aSlate