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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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Anti-LGBT bills introduced in 28 states

So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.

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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

In wake of Ferguson, Baltimore examines police practices

Baltimore is among the many cities in the country examining its police performance in the wake of the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Community and labor stand together in peaceful cry for justice for Eric Garner

"The people in this crowd should have this amazing view: It's a sea of people of every culture and heritage coming together for change."

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Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.

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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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Feb. 14 marches for missing Native women unite action with compassion

In March 2010, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) created a database of information they gathered covering 582 cases of missing and murder native women and girls.

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After Senate win, gay rights groups shift focus to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered workers, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

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