The Gamut

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What a Portrait of General Robert E. Lee Means for One Man’s Capital Trial

Racial bias can affect a capital punishment case at every legal step. The result of that bias can be deadly.

By Olivia Ensign
November 19, 2018

Sen. Hyde-Smith’s Public Hanging Quip Is an Affront to Black Americans Who Were Lynched

Dismissing comments about public hangings as a joke is not okay, especially in Mississippi, a state that lynched more Black people than any other.

By Dennis Parker
November 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos Wants to Roll Back Civil Rights Protections For Students Filing Complaints of Sexual Harassment or Assault

Our analysis of how DeVos' proposed rule would change how colleges and universities deal with allegations of sexual assault under Title IX.

By Emma J Roth, Shayna Medley
November 16, 2018

Illinois Police Killed a Black Security Guard While Doing His Job

Jemel Robinson saved lives — but because of racially biased policing, he paid for it with his own.

By Paige Fernandez
November 16, 2018

ICE Is Targeting Activists in Vermont. And the State’s DMV Has Been Helping Them.

ICE partnered with the Vermont DMV to target farmworker rights' activists for political repression.

By Ashoka Mukpo
November 16, 2018

Prisoners Are Getting Paid $1.45 a Day to Fight the California Wildfires

Incarcerated workers fighting wildfires deserve the same wages and protections that civilian workers receive.

By David Fathi
November 15, 2018

The Outgoing Congress Shouldn’t Reward Trump With More Homeland Security Funding

The Department of Homeland Security is a moral and fiscal disaster. The lame-duck Congress shouldn’t reward it with more taxpayer dollars.

By Madhuri Grewal, Chris Rickerd
November 14, 2018

The 2018 Midterm Elections Demonstrate Criminal Justice Reform Is a Winner at the Ballot Box

The criminal justice reform movement is thriving and building for continued success in dismantling decades’ worth of tough on crime policies.

By Taylor Pendergrass
November 14, 2018

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