Civil Rights

How Mississippi Businesses Are Fighting a New LGBT Discrimination Law

"If you're buying, we're selling."

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How Twitter Could Help Police Departments Predict Crime

The method recently worked in an experiment that analyzed Chicago crime, but privacy questions abound.

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Mississippi College Towns Are Leading the Fight for Gay Rights

Even as the state considers discriminatory legislation, places like Starkville and Oxford are passing "inclusivity resolutions."

A New Attack on a Symbol of Racial Integration in Mississippi

Someone hung a noose around the neck of a James Meredith statue, prompting some soul-searching at the University of Mississippi.

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A Horrifying Story of 'Stop and Frisk' Taken to Its Logical Extreme

Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped 258 times, searched more than 100 times, and jailed 56 times ... in four years.

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On Transportation's 'History of Dividing Us'

For the March on Washington anniversary, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has written about the role of transportation in civil rights, both good and bad.

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The Human Toll of Stop and Frisk

"No matter what I do, I am being constantly treated as if I’m not worthy of this society."

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Russia's Awful Anti-Gay Policies Could Kill Its Cities

The draconian laws will shut once cosmopolitan urban areas out of a global community.

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If a Photographer Takes a Picture of You Through Your Apartment Window, Is it Art?

A lawsuit against Arne Svenson, who captured unwitting subjects through their windows, could draw an important line between art and intrusion.

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Are Armed Guards in Schools a Civil Rights Violation?

Instead of funding an armed guard program, the Mississippi legislature should invest in a more holistic approach to discipline.

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Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Patrols of Privately Owned Apartment Buildings

Plaintiffs allege the policy leaves black and Latino residents 'under siege in their own homes.'