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Tucson's ethnic studies stems from desegregation decree

The courses and curriculum banned by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer were originally created to help settle a race discrimination lawsuit in the 1970s.

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Arizona takes another step backwards, critics say

Arizona has taken another step backwards, critics say, after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a new bill May 11 that aims to ban ethnic studies in the state's schools.

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New foreclosures down, repossessions rise in April

With over 12 percent of current mortgages in danger of default - close to 7 million homes - foreclosure notices made a slight drop in April signaling a potential bottoming out of the housing crisis.

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Some sobering notes on African American equality

The fact that institutionalized racism persist in our country is rooted in the historical reality of 250 years of slavery followed, after a brief period of civil war and democratic reconstruction, by over seventy years of Jim Crow terror and state sanctioned racist discrimination.

Stop anti-immigrant madness in Arizona

The anti-immigrant "madness" currently unfolding in Arizona demonstrates the urgent need for President Obama and Congress to do more.

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Militia arrests signal return of armed “patriot” groups

FBI raids on suspected militia members over the weekend jolted a public already concerned about far-right violence that surfaced during the health care reform fight.

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Senate drug sentencing bill reduces disparities, not far enough

The Senate, by voice vote March 17, passed legislation that would reduce the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity.

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New report cites “explosion” of radical right groups

Last year saw an "explosion" of extremist groups and activism across the U.S., the Southern Poverty Law Center says in a new report, "Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism."

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Cop pleads guilty to massive murder cover-up during Katrina

A New Orleans police lieutenant pleads guilty to spearheading a massive cover-up of murder and violence committed by police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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