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Steve King Says Illegal Immigrants Can Be Sussed Out By Footwear, Psychic Powers (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day after yammering in anger about how President Barack Obama indulges in racial profiling, to the benefit of black people, Representative Steve "Th...

Weekly Diaspora: Local Laws Target Immigrants; Activists Take to the Streets

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While immigrant rights groups pressure the federal government via high-profile marches and rallies, anti-immigr...

Restoring the Fourth Amendment: How We the People Can Win Over Washington

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

With 2010 finding our government institutions tone deaf and disengaged on addressing our mounting constitutional crises, there have been few riper times for a transpartisan political offensive.

A Message to NYPD Commissioner Kelly: We're Against Arizona's Immigration Law, Please Join the Club

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Today a group of 55 social justice, immigrant and civil rights organizations in New York sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly asking him to speak out against SB1070.

The Battle over SB 1070

Nadine Wahab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadine Wahab

Last week, South Carolina and Minnesota introduced copy-cat versions of AZ's SB 1070 with 8 other states set to follow suit, while hundreds of protest...

Losing the Country, One Profile at a Time

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Obama really knows how to take the worst excesses of the Bush administration, put his own liberal-sounding cover on them, and make them more insidious...

Policing Immigration. A Job We Do Not Want

Chief Chris Burbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chief Chris Burbank

Many in law enforcement are voicing their objection to a change in their jobs that would once again institutionalize racial profiling and biased policing -- while depriving the public of their safety.

The End of Political Correctness

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Over the last few decades, we have become curiously, annoyingly and extremely politically correct and certain words have become absolutely taboo. That...

Deportation Nightmare: Eduardo Caraballo, US Citizen Born In Puerto Rico, Detained As Illegal Immigrant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eduardo Caraballo, a U.S. citizen born in the United States, was detained for over three days on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant. Despite pre...

Time to Put an End to Racial Profiling in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Because of excessive power given to law enforcement, families have been torn apart, and entire communities -- which have witnessed illegal, abusive practices -- fear going to the police.

From Sharpeville to Selma: Ongoing Struggles for Equality

Chandra Bhatnagar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chandra Bhatnagar

Fifty years ago yesterday, in the township of Sharpeville in South Africa, thousands of black South Africans peacefully demonstrated against racist ...

Obama and Calderon Both Insult Americans

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

By publicly bashing an American law during a joint appearance with the President of Mexico, Barack Obama poured gasoline on an already-raging fire and missed a golden chance to be statesmanlike.

Cop's RACIST Tirade Recorded On Cell Phone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Passengers got an unusual answer when they asked a Chicago police officer why they'd been pulled over Tuesday night. "Because you're f***ing black," ...

Ending Profiling: The Right Thing To Do

James A. Goldston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James A. Goldston

Far from contributing to the fight against terrorism, profiling reduces security by alienating some of the very communities who serve as sources of intelligence.

Eternal Vigilance

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sunil Adam


'Jihad Jane': Not the Usual Suspect

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

It seems radicalisation and extremist ideology is a non-discriminatory disease that increasingly preys on isolated, lonely and angry individuals, regardless of colour or religious belief.

Sarah Palin's Latest Rogue Move: Supporting Racist Profiling Law

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

I challenge Sarah Palin to debate me on Arizona and immigration reform. Communities across America have been asking whether leading Republicans would ...

Torrance California Police Stop Once Again Casts Ugly Glare on Racial Profiling

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In 2001, President Bush said of racial profiling, "It's wrong and we will end it in America." It hasn't ended, and the unwarranted stop and search of a prominent African-American minister in Torrence, CA, proves it.

Does Hector Elizondo Look "Illegal?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Brave New's Cuéntame project is one of the leaders in the fight against Arizona's racist anti-immigrant law, which allows the targeting of anyone a police officer "reasonably suspects" is in the country without documentation.

Arizona Takes Yet Another Step Backwards

Andre Segura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andre Segura

Arizona's "ethnic studies bill" raises serious First Amendment concerns about government censorship of certain viewpoints, and threatens to chill the robust and free exchange of ideas by students and teachers.

Jena Sheriff Seeks Revenge for Civil Rights Protests

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Sheriff Scott Franklin of Jena says he is trying to rid his community of drugs. Critics say he is pursuing a vendetta against the town's Black community.

You Are not Welcome in Arizona

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

Over the past three weeks, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has used her office to send a clear message to Latinos in her state and throughout the nation: "We don't want you here."

Unamerican America

Nida Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nida Khan

There is a troubling trend in this nation -- a concerted, conscious effort to stoke the qualms of many with a great divide that is once again pitting a proverbial 'us' against 'them'.

Muslim Exhibit DEFACED At The School Of The Art Institute

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A graduate student's exhibit that addressed racial profiling and violence towards Muslims has been defaced at the School of the Art Institute of Chica...

Why Ending Marijuana Prohibition Is a Racial Justice Issue

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for racial justice. How could it not be, given the extraordinary and disproportionate extent to which people of color are arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated for drug offenses?