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Steve King Isn’t the Only Elected Official Pursuing a White Supremacist Vision for America

Mitch McConnell says racism has no place in the Republican Party. The evidence, however, demonstrates that’s not true.

By Jeffery Robinson
January 17, 2019

What We Learned From William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing

Trump’s pick for attorney general signaled that his Justice Department will match the poor civil rights record of Jeff Sessions.

By Brian Tashman
January 16, 2019

I’m Out of a Job Because My Boss Didn’t Think I Look Like a Woman

A former Chili’s employee speaks out after being forced to quit for not dressing more “gender appropriate.”

By Meagan Hunter
January 16, 2019

Chili’s Denied Meagan Hunter a Promotion Because She Needed to ‘Dress More Gender Appropriate’

The ACLU is taking action against Chili’s, which discriminated against a server for not fitting her boss’ idea of what a woman should look like.

By Ria Tabacco Mar, Emma J. Roth
January 16, 2019

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Add a Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

A federal judge has ruled that the citizenship question violated federal law.

By Jonathan Topaz
January 15, 2019

In North Carolina, Domestic Violence Laws Still Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

Not all LGBTQ people can get a protective order for domestic violence under North Carolina law.

By Chris Brook
January 15, 2019

McDonald’s Is Serving Up Sexual Harassment

We’re helping to launch litigation against McDonald’s, which female workers across the U.S. say has ignored harassment in its restaurants.

By Gillian Thomas
January 14, 2019

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