We Talk to Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia – VICE News

50 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.

DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

The secret plan behind Florida’s “don’t say gay” bill: Bankrupting public education

Republicans seek to use “don’t say gay” bills to gut public education like they did abortion access Republicans widely view the “critical race theory” hoax as a crucial component to regaining the governorship of Virginia in 2021, so it’s not a surprise that the party is rapidly expanding its national war on educators under the guise ofContinue reading “The secret plan behind Florida’s “don’t say gay” bill: Bankrupting public education”

Manchin kills voting rights moments before Biden’s speech

Manchin talked about rule changes instead of getting rid of the filibuster Sen Joe Manchin effectively killed voting rights hours before President Joe Biden was set to give a speech in Atlanta pushing for voting rights, saying the filibuster was an important rule for the Senate. The West Virginia Democrat’s opposition to changing the filibusterContinue reading “Manchin kills voting rights moments before Biden’s speech”

Why American Fascism Is On The Rise – Second Thought

It should be common knowledge that the troubling undercurrent of outright fascism has been becoming more and more mainstream over recent years. With new fascist and Neo-nazi groups popping up all the time, and with their rhetoric becoming ever more grotesque and anti-human, I think it’s important we understand what’s going on.

Youngkin to nominate former Trump EPA administrator Wheeler to Virginia Cabinet

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) will name former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler as Virginia’s secretary of natural resources, a staffer with Youngkin’s transition team confirmed to The Hill Wednesday. Wheeler, a former energy industry lobbyist, served as EPA chief during the Trump administration from 2019 to 2021. Since leaving the position, he has worked as a visitingContinue reading “Youngkin to nominate former Trump EPA administrator Wheeler to Virginia Cabinet”

White Supremacy, 4 Years After Charlottesville – VICE News

The VICE News Extremism Desk launches with an investigation into the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. since the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries

Removal appears to violate district’s own policies Copies of at least nine book titles have been removed from libraries at four high schools in the Canyons School District — all in response to an email from a parent who expressed concerns about the titles she said she learned about through social media videos. The removalContinue reading “Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries”

Let’s talk about hot books in Virginia – Beau of the Fifth Column

Virginia school board members call for books to be burned amid GOP’s campaign against schools teaching about race and sexuality

Two VA school board members called for burning books that have been deemed worthy of removal. The Spotsylvania County School Board directed staff to begin removing “sexually explicit” books from library shelves. The GOP has been pushing against teaching students about race and sexuality.  Amid the GOP’s nationwide push against teaching about race and sexuality in schools,Continue reading “Virginia school board members call for books to be burned amid GOP’s campaign against schools teaching about race and sexuality”

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