Civil Rights

Open Thread - Black NRA With Sarah Silverman
Turns out the NRA is a "civil rights" organization? Read more...
Behind The ‘Religious Freedom’ Attacks On Gay Rights Lurks A Broad Attack On Civil Rights
The most problematic aspect of the “religious freedom” legislation that has been proposed so far is how vague its language is and how broadly it can be applied. Indeed, each of the bills so far applies “religious freedom” not just to the issue of providing services to gays and lesbians, but conceivably to every kind of prejudice under the sun. Read more...
Open Thread - The Revenge?
Jan Brewer better make sure her stylist knows for sure.... Read more...
Texas Textbooks Expected To Conform To Extremists' Standards
The Texas School Board's upcoming textbook evaluation will be focused on making sure students are unaware and uninformed. Read more...
C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Pete Seeger
Yesterday, Pete Seeger, one of the most prominent figures of the folk genre, passed away at the age of 94. Read more...

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NJ Judge OK's Same-Sex Marriage
Judge: "Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution." Read more...
Declassified Docs Reveal Names Of Prominent Americans Targeted By NSA During Vietnam Era
Newly declassified documents show the US security agency spied on King, boxer Muhammad Ali, others. Read more...
Rep. Labrador Chastises Civil Rights Leaders For Being Too Negative
Rep. Raul Labrador attacks the panel on Meet the Press and civil rights leaders for not being adequately "hopeful" about the future of America. Read more...
We Can End Racial Profiling In NYC Today: Here's How
You can help end racal profiling in New York City today. Read more...
Gohmert Compares African American Civil Rights To Snail Darters
Looks like old "terror babies" Louie Gohmert is still working hard to make sure he remains one of the most obnoxious members of the House of Representatives we've got, and given the current crop of wingnuts that are serving now, that's saying a lot. Read more...