Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today
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April 8th, 2014
Written by Jim Vertuno in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas is hosting a three-day Civil Rights Summit, beginning Tuesday of this week, to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, which banned widespread discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities and against women. At the time, laws discriminating against African-Americans were still common throughout the South....
February 20th, 2014
Written by Krista Larson in African, Spotlight, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," according to Amnesty International, warning that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers is a "tragedy of historic proportions." Their report Wednesday comes as the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed fears that the violence...
February 18th, 2014
Written by Angela Charlton in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Ethnic discrimination and unrest provides another snapshot of the landscape just outside of Olympic Village in Sochi. Members of the Circassian diaspora from New Jersey to Turkey and Israel have protested, arguing that Olympic skiing and other events are being staged on the blood of their forebears. But Circassians who still live in villages sprinkled through the Sochi region are loath to put up...
February 3rd, 2014
Written by Terry Tang in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The only tape of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. at Arizona State University were unknowingly purchased at a Goodwill resale. Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill resale store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes,...
January 28th, 2014
Written by Czarek Sokolowski in Feature Stories with 4 Comments
A European Jewish leader condemned anti-Semitism as a crime on Monday as Auschwitz survivors and Israeli officials marked 69 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp. The ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial took place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the United Nations in memory of some 6 million Holocaust victims, and some 1.5 million victims of...