Tag: civil rights

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Irish University Honors Al Sharpton With James Joyce Award for Civil Rights

Rev. Al Sharpton joined Nobel Prize-winner and anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Irish politician John Hume, poet Seamus Heaney, and far-left theorist Noam Chomsky when he received the James Joyce Award by the Literary and Historical Society of the University College in Dublin, Ireland for his achievements in civil rights.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 27: ANTIFA protesters demonstrate on the University of Utah campus against an event where right wing writer and commentator Ben Shapiro is speaking on September 27, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Campus authorities have increased security ahead of the appearance by Shapiro, a former editor-at-large for Breitbart News. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Jeff Sessions: Free Speech at Colleges Is a Civil Rights Issue

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that students’ freedom to express conservative ideas on public university campuses is a civil rights issue, and the Justice Department has a duty to protect civil rights, including taking action against government officials who violate them.

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Supreme Court Rules for Federal Agents in 9/11 Lawsuits

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled on lawsuits involving the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that have been running since then, ruling mostly in favor of the federal agents sued for their actions following the attacks, but remanding one issue back to the lower courts for another hearing.

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Civil Rights Commission Launches Investigation into Trump Admin.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says it is launching a two-year “comprehensive assessment” into the Trump administration, in light of proposed budget cuts and staff eliminations that it says will cause the civil rights of people of color, the LGBT community, and other “marginalized” groups to be at risk.

Amended ‘School Choice’ Bill Passes in Texas Senate

The Texas Senate passed school choice legislation, Senate Bill 3, that would establish education savings accounts and tax credit scholarship programs intended to expand K-12 options for children. The bill crossed the finish line in a final vote of 18-13 on Thursday with a few notable changes.

Texas School Apologizes for Hijab Flap

A Texas school district apologized following a reported incident where an administrator incorrectly told female Muslim students they must obtain permission from an imam to wear hijabs in school. Apparently, this was incorrect information.

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Gender Studies DREAMer Sues Bank for Denial of Loan

A University of California student has filed a class action lawsuit against the fourth largest bank in the U.S. for refusing to give DACA students school loans. She claims that her and others in her position have had their civil rights violated.