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Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.

The Fight Over Gay Marriage Isn't Just About Marriage

Cary Franklin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Cary Franklin

The focus in the recent wave of same-sex marriage decisions has not been on the marriage part of marriage equality, but on the equality part.

If It Weren't for a Handful of Sports Figures, America Would Not Have Integrated as It Did

Michael J. Cramer | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Michael J. Cramer

Why were a boxer and a baseball player of such consequence? The answer lies in the tortured history of the treatment of African Americans dating back to the late 1800s.

Celebrating LBJ's Legacy: A Reminder of Texas' Civil Rights Challenges Today

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Marc Veasey

No other state in the country has adopted a redistricting plan or a voter ID law that has been found to violate the Voting Rights Act. This didn't happen 50 years ago or even 15 years ago. It happened two years ago

Bill Clinton: New Voter Restrictions Are A Step Back

AP | By JIM VERTUNO | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restr...

Congress Should End Immigrant Detention Quotas

Barbara Hines | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Hines

The burgeoning business of immigrant detention is an overlooked and critical civil rights issue that demands our attention.

Jimmy Carter Speaking At Civil Rights Summit

Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summi...

Obama To Headline Civil Rights Summit In Texas

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lyndon Johnson's presidency has long been viewed in the shadow of the Vietnam War, a conflict that saw American soldiers die in...

America's Promise is Possible

Shirley Franklin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Shirley Franklin

As a young woman I thought by the 21st century the hard work of ensuring social and economic justice for all Americans would be done.

The Jury's in: Texas Wants MAS, Mexican American Studies is Act II of the Civil Rights Act

Tony_Diaz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.