Category: Civil Rights

New York Is Investigating Whether Facebook Lets Advertisers Discriminate

New York Is Investigating Whether Facebook Lets Advertisers Discriminate

New York's Department of Financial Services will look into allegations that advertisers can exclude users by race, gender, age and other characteristics that are protected under federal law.

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Civil Rights Groups Have Been Warning Facebook About Hate Speech In Secret Groups For Years

Civil Rights Groups Have Been Warning Facebook About Hate Speech In Secret Groups For Years

Civil rights groups say they have been noticing and raising the issue of hateful posts in hidden forums for years — with limited response from Facebook.

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If Obama Had Authority To Initiate DACA, Trump Has Authority To Rescind It

If Obama Had Authority To Initiate DACA, Trump Has Authority To Rescind It

The whole idea behind executive orders is that they rely on the authority of the president who signs them—but one president cannot enlarge or diminish the powers and authority of the next president.

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Despite Success, Harris Could Face Backlash for Her Biden Attack

Despite Success, Harris Could Face Backlash for Her Biden Attack

Somewhat surprisingly, Kamala Harris' attack on Joe Biden's civil rights record could hurt her standing with black voters.

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Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

An investigation found a private Facebook group for federal border agents, filled with racist and obscene content.

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Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Root Alleged Racist From Federal Service

Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Root Alleged Racist From Federal Service

Elizabeth Warren sent separate letters to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Inspector General expressing concern that a federal official who has a history of racist writings, has been hired at HUD in a position with authority over the Federal Housing Administration.

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Back In South Bend, Buttigieg Met By: ‘Stop Telling People to Shut Up!’

Back In South Bend, Buttigieg Met By: ‘Stop Telling People to Shut Up!’

Stepping off the trail to return to South Bend, Ind., in the wake of a deadly police shooting which left an African American resident of the city dead, Pete Buttigieg got a decidedly messy reception.

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Where Supreme Court’s Flowers Racial Bias Decision Fits Within Spectrum of Rulings

Where Supreme Court’s Flowers Racial Bias Decision Fits Within Spectrum of Rulings

It should be noted that the vast majority of cases that the Supreme Court accepts are decided unanimously.

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Opinions

Why I Switched From Bernie to Yang

By Isiason Brown

This isn't a switch I made lightly. I've been a strong Bernie supporter since 2016 and have been rooting for him until now, in 2019.

Yes, Donald Trump Is Rooting for Break-up of the EU

By Alex Denethorn

Of course Donald Trump is hoping for a dissolution of the European Union, and it's not a secret.

Why Minorities May be Socially Conservative But Vote Democratic

By Dallas Mitchell

The Republican brand of social conservatism is for other people.

Why the Sanders Candidacy is No Longer Viable

By Tony Panaccio

Before the first presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the talk on the street was that Nixon was going to mop the floor with JFK.

July CNN Democratic Presidential Debate Night 2

By Allison Hellman

The second Democratic debate is over, and I have to say that last night was a huge surprise, but also a huge disappointment.

July CNN Democratic Debate Night 1

By Allison Hellman

We’re staying up late again to watch the next round of Democratic debates, and give all the candidates the grades they deserve.

Let’s Talk About The 7th Maryland Congressional District

By Chris O'Leary

Let’s talk about Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, the subject of Trump’s latest weird tweetstorm, and aside from reminding Donald Trump that he actually is the president of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, let’s look at it just from a “facts” standpoint first.

Maybe The Fault Lies With Us, Not Mueller

By Alex Denethorn

You can tell that we're not holding presidents to the same standards as we used to.

The Death Penalty’s Fatal Flaw is Finding a Way to Do It Right

By Tony Panaccio

As the federal government is gearing up to start executing death row inmates, I found myself remembering my first, and incredibly surreal, experience with capital punishment.

Google Cares About One Thing, and It Isn’t Politics

By Chris O'Leary

The bias you see when you look at your Google search results is your own.