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DOJ Takes on Tucson Unified School District in Arizona; Civil Rights News

Department of Justice Office of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 1, 2011 Justice Department Settles Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) that, if approved by the […]

Violence Isn’t Limited to Arizona, and Mental Health Laws Must Change, Says Civil Rights Author

Susan KlopferAuthor, Who Killed Emmett Till? As a researcher and author of several civil rights books, I would like to comment on the violent Tucson killing of a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge, the wounding of a congresswoman and killing of others. I fear that our lack of available mental health services for many people […]

From the Land of Emmett Till, and Beyond: Violence Has No Place in Our Society

Subject: Tell Sarah Palin: Violent threats have consequences Dear Friend, Violence had no place in Mississippi when young Emmett Till was murdered and it has no role in our society today. Our hearts are heavy for the victims of the tragedy in Arizona. We must put a stop to the escalating hate rhetoric of the […]

Feds Go After Arizona For Violating Civil Rights of Non Native English Speakers

By JONATHAN J. COOPER (AP) Two federal investigations have found that Arizona is violating the civil rights of some students who are not native English speakers by denying them access to special programs for English learners. In one case, the U.S. Education and Justice departments concluded that Arizona is inappropriately classifying students as fluent in […]

Arizona’s ‘Tough Sheriff’ Must Answer To Justice Department; Discrimination Against Hispanics

By AMANDA LEE MYERS, PAUL DAVENPORT The Associated Press PHOENIX — The Justice Department sued the nation’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” on Thursday, calling Joe Arpaio’s defiance of an investigation into his office’s alleged discrimination against Hispanics “unprecedented.” It’s the first time in decades a lawman has refused to cooperate in one of the agency’s probes, […]

Mississippi Looking ‘A Whole Lot Better Than Arizona,’ Civil Rights Author Says

News Release Contact: Susan KlopferMt. Pleasant, IowaCell: 505-728-7924sklopfer@gmail.com Smart students get angry when they learn they have been deceived in what they have been taught. This includes removal of truth from history lessons, says an Iowa author of three civil rights books. Susan Klopfer, recent author of “Who Killed Emmett Till,” the story of the1955 […]

Civil Rights Advocates Uses Text Message to Alert of Racist Sheriff

PHOENIX (psburton) — a civil rights advocate is using text messages to alert residents when the local Sheriff conducts one of his infamous immigration sweeps. Lydia Guzman, the director of a nonprofit immigrant advocacy group, is the trunk of a grass roots texting tree designed to alert thousands of people within minutes of sheriff Joe […]