Nation Topics - Civil Rights Activism
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Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction
There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.
The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.
Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.
Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.
Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”
How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.
For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.
Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance.
On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.
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