All in Race
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has repeatedly confirmed what civil rights advocates feared: She will do all she can to impose her conservative Christian values on the public education system.
The groups Pope has founded and funded, have pursued a far-right agenda in North Carolina, including supporting voter suppression, racial gerrymandering and other extreme policies. Now the Bradley Foundation, which has its own controversial history on these issues, is granting two key Pope groups a total of $1.5 million over three years, a hefty increase in operating revenue for a $2.5 million operation.
The US Supreme Court announced on June 19 that it would consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution.
A DeVos-helmed Department of Education will likely put vulnerable students at even more risk.
Racist, sexist, Islamophobic speakers spark violence and publicity for Koch and Mercer-backed juggernauts.
Confederacy boosters, vicious xenophobes and alt-right firebrands are pursuing divisive agendas in their home states.
What's different about yet another offensive King tweet isn't its content. It's that King's nativist, white nationalist views are shared by powerful members of Donald Trump's new administration, and seemingly by Trump himself, who called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” during his campaign.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is citing "states' rights," a concept confederates used to justify keeping their slaves, as a way to enable anti-transgender discrimination.
Sebastian Gorka is close with the Hungarian Jobbik Party; in 2012, one of their members proposed a Jewish registry.
One of America’s most hateful human beings sits at the new Trump White House’s helm, writing the president’s racist and isolationist executive orders and expelling anyone who may threaten his ambitious agenda. Bannon is officially Trump’s chief adviser, but he is the one calling the shots in the White House.
An unprecedented power grab by North Carolina Republicans, in addition to anti-LGBT laws and numerous others ruled unconstitutional in court, were only possible because of racially discriminatory policies they have enacted over several years. To track how this happened, we have to go back to 2011.
Racial gerrymandering, unconstitutional judicial election methods and a confusing voter ID law have created a bewildering mess.