The OCR data confirms what the community has long assessed; there is a war on Black youth through increased police presence and occupation of their schools.
Missouri’s photo ID restriction is unnecessary, it is costly, it is confusing, and invariably this law will cut people out.
The Muslim and refugee ban is a clear example of how the Trump administration uses the politics of fear and hate to enact its xenophobic agenda.
As President Obama prepares to leave office, he is solidifying his tarnished legacy when it comes to incarcerating families in need of safety.
Unless there is much more guidance and outreach to voters, the photo ID law will keep valid voters from accessing their right to vote.
The real fraud is the attempt by opponents of voting rights – following this administration’s lead – to kill the right to vote.
This is a victory for anyone who believes in democracy and in the notion of second chances.
Governor Scott joins a long, ugly history where Black people are told that their political participation doesn’t matter and can be voided.
There is a fundamental mismatch between the nurturing school climate students need to learn and grow, and the culture of policing, a culture primarily tasked with law enforcement.
We call on all supporters of democracy, voting rights and the rights of marginalized communities to remain vigilant as we continue to fight for justice in the face of institutions that threaten our country’s promise of a just democracy.