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A major criticism leveled against recent newcomers to the United States is that they are “takers” creating an economic drain on the nation. Not only are they takers, critics lament, but also categorically “illegal,” echoing past racist associations of criminality with African-Americans and many other people of color.
On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gutted the enforcement provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, Attorney General et al. In the words of Congressman John L. Lewis, who risked life and limb in the struggle for Civil Rights, the Court struck a “dagger in the heart” of the Voting Rights Act.
An Equal Justice Initiative analysis shows how the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Gideon Decision demonstrates ongoing problems in indigent defense.
In an extraordinary, perhaps definitive occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail on April 15, 2013, ordained leaders of Evangelical, Pentecostal, Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions signed a new response to that classic Letter.
In a new report, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development finds that predatory payday loans in 33 states cost the American economy $774 million in 2011 resulting in the loss of more than 14,000 jobs.
While many people of color have critically engaged double-consciousness in many and diverse fields of study, W.E.B Du Bois offers a way of spiritual transformation that has largely been missed by white America.
In February 27, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the key provision that requires states with a history of denying minority rights to gain approval of the Department of Justice or Federal Court prior to making any changes in voting procedures.
In testimony submitted to a Senate subcommittee on December 12, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) described how zero-tolerance policies that heavily use suspension, expulsion, and police officers contributes to a “school to prison pipeline,” funneling students into the criminal justice system.
While many of Thomas Merton’s books have helped a broad lay audience understand and engage in practices of Western mysticism and Buddhism, his prophetic and contemplative stance against white racism has yet to be understood— much less practiced—by a critical mass of white people of faith.