Posts Tagged as ‘racial profiling’

This teen a “terrorist”? Really?

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Like a lot of teenagers you may know, Mansimran is a basketball-loving, Starbucks-drinking, robotics-studying all-American guy. It shouldn’t surprise you that he’s funny, grounded and charming. It should surprise you that sometimes, when strangers see his turban and the color of his skin, they lean out their car [...]

January 24, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Meet Mansimran

Meet Mansimran. He’s an all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He’s a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a “terrorist.” He’s not alone: especially since [...]

January 20, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TODAY join Rights Working Group and Melissa Harris-Perry on Twitter to discuss profiling and rights after 9/11

Originally posted on Rights Working Group Rights Working Group and renown progressive scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will hold a Twitter Chat, TODAY from 3-4 pm ET, about racial profiling and ways to reclaim and expand rights lost after 9/11. Why? Ten years ago, in June 2001, the End Racial Profiling Act was first introduced in Congress [...]

September 7, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Breakthrough’s media team returns from eye-opening trip at Mexico/AZ border

Post written by Dana Variano, Breakthrough’s newest media team member It was the first time I had experienced the overwhelming size of the desert sky. The sunset was magnificent, and the endless stretch of cacti and desert rocks were lit up with the last pink moments of twilight. But the sunset’s beauty was overpowered by [...]

August 25, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: Come for free screening in NYC

Kurdish American Karwan Abdul Kader (in photo) was detained and interrogated by local law enforcement for no reason other than driving around in the wrong neighborhood. He is one of many Americans who are racially profiled on a regular basis. Save the date for an engaging evening of free screenings and discussion around race in [...]

December 3, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: A horrible term in the headlines – “anchor baby”

From our Restore Fairness blog. The 14th amendment, established in 1868 as a major gain from the Civil War, united a nation that was once half-slave and half-free. Today, some Republicans wish to revisit the debate of 1868 and revoke its notion of birthright citizenship in order to help prevent undocumented immigration. Instead of focusing [...]

August 20, 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: Arizonan police officer speaks up against SB 1070 “Nazis”

As human rights groups focus our attention on those affected by Arizona’s harsh immigration law (SB 1070), we begin to sympathize with the racially oppressed and the numerous accounts of deportation. Cuentame, a Latino political advocacy non-profit, attempts to shift our focus by filming a direct enforcer of the law – Arizonan police officer Paul [...]

July 22, 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

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