Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights’

June 30th, 2022 - 3:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Biden’s hypocritical new stance on filibuster

Biden, who has opposed changing the Senate filibuster rule, is now calling for a “carveout” to pass federal abortion rights (see story here). But he still hasn’t endorsed carveouts for anything else, beyond the existing exceptions for spending bills and judicial nominees. Look, abo[...]

February 21st, 2022 - 11:37 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Red states are eroding civil liberties

Republicans say they’re for “freedom.” They’re not, except for gun owners and people behaving badly.      “States where the GOP controls both the governorship and state legislature are moving in unprecedented numbers to restrict abortion, limit access to voting, ban [...]

September 15th, 2021 - 12:36 pm § in Law and Courts

Who would guess America’s worst police department is racially biased?

For some time now, I’ve nominated Aurora, Colorado, as the U.S. city having the worst police. Many factors contribute to awful policing, such as systemic racism, excessive force and gratuitous violence against (often innocent) citizens, frequent civil rights and constitutional rights violation[...]

May 4th, 2021 - 1:32 pm § in America, Racism


On May 4, 1961, a Greyhound bus with 13 civil rights activists aboard left Washington, D.C.; on May 20, in Jackson, Mississippi, the so-called “Freedom Riders” were attacked by a white mob. Wikipedia says (here) that “southern … police considered the actions of the Freedom Ri[...]

August 28th, 2020 - 7:15 pm § in America, Politics, Racism

Two Marches On Washington

August 28, 2020: Police Brutality August 28, 1963: Civil Rights[...]

July 27th, 2020 - 3:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Racism

Trump refuses to pay respects to Rep. John Lewis at rotunda

The casket of Rep. John Lewis is in the Capitol rotunda, where he is lying in state, in tribute to the civil rights icon. Many are paying their respects. But one is not. “No, I won’t be going, no,” Trump told reporters when asked if he planned to attend. Read story here. Lewis became a [&helli[...]

November 17th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed

Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with two counts of murder in the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. Fowler[...]

September 6th, 2018 - 6:19 pm § in Donald Trump

ICE subpoenas N. Carolina voter records

Trump’s immigration police want North Carolina’s voting records. All of them. Not just those of individuals suspected of being non-citizens, but everybody’s. Why? Are we all illegal now? Read story here. Note: If you live in a Republican state, don’t expect your state officia[...]

December 29th, 2017 - 4:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

We’ve lost another civil rights hero.

Recy Taylor, 97, passed away yesterday. As a black woman living in Alabama, she went #MeToo when doing so could have gotten her killed. In 1944, then a 24-year-old sharecropper’s wife with young children, she stood up against six white men who abducted her at gunpoint and gang-raped her. They [...]

July 7th, 2016 - 1:08 am § in Misc.

When was John Lewis Arrested?

55-years ago today, John Lewis was released from jail, after being arrested for using a “white” restroom.[...]