Category: Civil Rights

A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children

A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children

With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”
Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids

Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids

The coin declares “KEEP THE CARAVANS COMING” under an image of a parade of migrants crossing the border.
Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, but Reveals Few Specifics

Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, but Reveals Few Specifics

The agency won’t say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.