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The niece of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. says she's "saddened" by a photo-edited picture of her uncle in a hoodie — a reference to the February 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin that's meant to symbolize solidarity with the 17-year-old, who wore a hooded sweatshirt on the night of his death.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece expressed her dissatisfaction on Monday with the NAACP, saying it's "race baiting" by calling for a federal civil rights investigation into George Zimmerman.
Imagine the younger generation as latter-day Freedom Riders, the bands of activists who first boarded buses in Washington D.C., to ride throughout to force desegregation. The Internet is their most potent medium.
From New York to California, outrage over the acquittal in George Zimmerman's murder trial poured from street demonstrations and church pulpits Sunday as protesters called for justice for the unarmed youth he killed and demanded federal civil rights charges against him.
Zimmerman prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech in his closing arguments, arguing that star witness Rachel Jeantel should be taken seriously, regardless of her "unsophisticated" testimony, National Review Online first reported.
As chaos breaks out in the largest city in the Arab world, Americans are bracing to celebrate our nation's independence, the 150th anniversary of the very bloody Battle of Gettysburg is being regaled and denizens of the nation's capital are preparing for the 40th anniversary of quasi-freedom.
Like so many monstrosities of injustice and unfairness — especially if the federal government is involved — the Voting Rights Act began with the best of intentions. But today, long after the vast majority of Americans have emerged from the low and sordid swamp of racial discrimination, the federal government remains deeply mired in it.
President Obama's election was a hopeful moment for civil rights advocates who thought he would usher in a golden era of government openness and respect for civil liberties, but some of the president's most enthusiastic supporters have expressed the harshest condemnation this week as revelations of multiple controversies involving intrusive government overreach have exploded onto the national stage.
Gun-safety speakers scheduled to address a couple of student bodies at Texas elementary schools were abruptly told not to come, shortly after administrators learned they were affiliated with the National Rifle Association.