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Tag Archives: Discrimination

Kansas Governor Vetoes Two Republican Election Bills

Governor Laura Kelly vetoed two Republican-backed election bills on Friday. House Bill 2332 and House Bill 2183, would have limited individuals from delivering 10 ballots during each election and the Governor, Secretary of State, or the courts would have been banned from changing election rules. “Although Kansans have cast millions …

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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

The Senate passed an anti-Asian hate crime bill after a series of attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Racism has always existed in America unfortunately and the legacy of anti-Asian sentiment goes back centuries to dark chapters in our history, like the Chinese-exclusion act and the internment of …

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Department Of Justice To Investigate Policing In Minneapolis

Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is launching a “pattern or practice” investigation into the Minneapolis police department. “Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional …

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HUD Secretary To Reinstate Fair Housing Regulations

Marcia L. Fudge, Housing Secretary, is in the process of reinstating fair housing regulations that were undone by former President Donald Trump. The rules are a direct response to systemic racism and housing discrimination. “So much of wealth inequality has its basis in housing discrimination and the country’s failure to …

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Texas Senate Moves Forward With Bill That Restricts Voting

Texas is moving closer to passing Senate Bill 7. The bill will prohibit drive-thru voting, limit early voting hours, and make it illegal for elected officials to send applications to vote by mail. Voting rights activists are calling the bill suppressive. “Make no mistake, Senate Bill 7 will disproportionately restrict …

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Evanston, Illinois Is Offering Black Residents Reparations

Evanston, Illinois is paying reparations to Black residents for harm caused by the city’s discriminatory housing policies and practices. It is the first time that a city in the United States has established a reparations program. “The program is a step towards revitalizing, preserving, and stabilizing Black/African-American owner-occupied homes in …

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