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South Carolina Imitates N.C.’s Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill In New Legislation, Despite Controversy And Pressure From Business Leaders

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

South Carolina has followed Mississippi, whose governor signed a similar bill on Tuesday, in an attempt to become the latest state to force transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. S. 1203, South Carolina's transgender bathroom bill, goes before a cmte, chaired by a …

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Human Rights Watch Deems Police Mistreatment of Blacks A Human Rights Violation Of International Urgency

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We’ve all heard the stories of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Walter Scott in Charleston. Commonality: they were all killed by law enforcement officers. In its yearly review, international NGO Human Rights Watch determined that the mistreatment of …

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Little To No Progress – 50 Years After Civil Rights Movement, The Median White Family Is Worth 70 Times The Median Black Family

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2015 was, by some definitions, a historic year for race relations in the United States. On one end of the spectrum, Black Lives Matter firmly established itself unequivocally as much more than a hashtag, but an organized and determined struggle to stop police terror and inequality. From the opposite side, …

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