Gene Rothman: “About three months into my six-month timeframe my father took a drunken swing at me and I defended myself by putting him to sleep. So I was thrown out.”
Sandra Susan Smith: One would be hard pressed to identify regions of the country or states in the union where blacks’ civil rights are not daily challenged.
Hector Villagra: Few people have given more and meant more to the ACLU than our dear friend, Marvin Schachter, who passed away today.
David Love: In his presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan promoted the idea of the “welfare queen” — the stereotypical inner city black woman who has numerous children out of wedlock, and buys drugs and Cadillacs with welfare money.
Richard Wolff: While his announcement has faced mixed reviews, DeRay McKesson’s bid for Baltimore’s mayor’s office presents one of several options for what the next phase of the movement for black lives could entail. Black Lives Matter Policy
Larry Wines: There IS a reason why we still have a death penalty. Even if you oppose capital punishment with every fiber of your being, you must be able to see why it’s still there, when you are confronted with this.
Lawrence Wittner: Within a matter of months, the U.S. government seems likely to become the only nation in the world still rejecting the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The precedent for same-sex marriage was set by an African American woman named Mildred Loving (1942-2008 ) who I am honoring as one of my sheroes for Black History Month.
Herb Dyer, Jr.: Sureshbhai Patel was allegedly slammed to the ground by police after they responded to a ‘suspicious person’ call.
Berry Craig: Death also was ever-present at the slave labor camps. Out of Oberaltstadt’s 3,000 prisoners, only 800 survived the war, Katz said. The Nazis took 60 Jewish females from Sosnowiec, Katz said. She was the only survivor.
Georgianne Nienaber: There is no doubt that hate crimes against Native Americans are under-reported, or simply not reported at all. Perhaps it is because social tensions in and around reservation land on the Great Plains dates back so long that it is commonplace.
Dana Lone Hill: The deep hatred and racism that many turn a blind eye to in South Dakota came to a boiling point on January 24, 2015, at a minor league hockey arena in Rapid City, South Dakota — home of the Rapid City Rush hockey team.
Larry Wines: When American and British troops liberated concentration and death camps, General Eisenhower, as Supreme Allied Commander, ordered that every soldier who could possibly be routed to the camps must see them.