Posts Tagged as ‘Race’

breakthrough beat: Our journey through the immigration system at Ellis Island

From Breakthrough’s media intern, Priya Shah: After covering the need for immigration reform in our blog posts, campaigns, and videos, we decided to take a field trip through immigration history and the system, as it stood many years ago.  On Wednesday, Breakthrough’s staff took a field trip to the Statue of Liberty and to Ellis [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Federal Judge rules racism out of Arizona’s controversial immigration law

From our Restore Fairness blog. A federal judge issued a temporary injunction on some of the toughest portions of Arizona’s anti-immigration law SB1070 including the power for police to detain anyone “suspected” of being in the country illegally. Federal Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling came hours before the law was to take effect in response to a [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Domestic violence survivors first to be affected by Arizona law

(From our Restore Fairness blog.) The starting day for Arizona’s controversial new anti-immigrant law SB1070 is fast approaching. July 29th is around the corner and the country waits with bated breath as the Obama administration argues for an injunction to stop the law from being implemented. A Reuters article discusses the four scenarios that could occur. [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Thank you, NAACP for calling out the Tea Party

Earlier this week, the NAACP called on the Tea Party to reject the racism that exists within its own ranks. Not surprisingly, Tea Party activists were outraged and denied that racism is a part of their movement — despite a clear, documented pattern of bigotry and hate.Yesterday, one of the Tea Party’s biggest leaders proved [...]

July 16, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Journalist dismantles Hurricane Katrina’s social injustice on stage

This week, Texans are experiencing a more intimate portrait of Hurricane Katrina, within a new form of art which dismantles a film and pieces together the sounds, images, and storytelling of a documentary before a live audience. In the opening scene of “Notes on the Emptying of a City” by Ashley Hunt, a figure sits [...]

July 7, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our own Mallika Dutt, speaks immigration, race, and where the oil spill fits in

Our President and CEO Mallika Dutt, appeared on GritTV, last week and  spoke with Laura Flanders, GritTV host, on the current state of immigration. She said that as immigration becomes a major issue once again, issues of race and citizenship get folded into one another, and the stories the media chooses to tell contribute to [...]

June 11, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: One Latino family’s determination paved the way for racial desegregation

From our Restore Fairness blog It was like discovering gold. When she was in college, Sandra Mendez discovered something about her past that changed the way she looked at her parents forever. An American of Mexican-Puerto Rican descent, Sandra grew up unaware that her brave immigrant parents had been responsible for paving the path to [...]

April 7, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Matthew Shepard’s mother reacts to the newly signed Hate Crimes Act

If you didn’t hear, President Obama JUST signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. What does that mean exactly? From the CAUSA website: It is now a federal crime to assault an individual based on a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or disability. The [...]

October 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Target says no to illegal alien costumes (but they shouldn’t have sold them in the first place)

On Friday we asked you to take a moment and inform Target that their Halloween “Illegal Alien Adult Costume” was racist and offensive and needed to be pulled from their stores. We are happy to announce that following pressure from numerous immigrant rights activists the following stores: Target, Walgreens and Toys r Us have stopped [...]

October 19, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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