Minnesota Town Faces Race

“It’s hard to see racism when you’re white.” That’s the tag line for the Un-Fair Campaign, which is bringing attention and controversy to the town of Duluth, Minnesota. Developed by the YWCA in partnership with numerous local organizations, including the … Continued

Thousands Gather to Resist Hate in Arizona

A mere 48 hours before the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s racial profiling law was announced, thousands gathered outside the infamous Tent City jail in Phoenix hoping to turn off its looming vacancy sign forever. Local activists from Puente Arizona, … Continued

SB 1070 Decision Still Leaves Doubt about Who’s Enforcing What

The Supreme Court ruled today to preempt three of four SB 1070 provisions. While it’s good that undocumented workers will not be criminalized over employment and that police cannot make unwarranted arrests, the racial profiling provision of the law, i.e. … Continued

The DREAM Act Challenge to FAIR

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is throwing his name on two immigration bills this year in a play for Latino support in the upcoming election.  In May, Rubio co-sponsored the START 2.0 Act, which would offer immigrants with advanced degrees in … Continued

Recent Incidents of Hate Speech Highlight Need to Protect Campus Communities

Free speech is essential to democracy, but many college campuses are faced with a debate on whether they will continue to support free speech over fighting for inclusive, safe environments for all. Several incidents of hate speech over recent months … Continued

Civil Rights Lawsuit’s Outcome Holds ICE Accountable. Finally.

Across the nation people are frustrated by the lack of comprehensive immigration reform that President Obama promised during his 2008 campaign. In 2011 community organizations and members of Congress requested that the president use executive power to defer removals, revaluate … Continued

Students of UNIDOS Protest for Right to Education in AZ

On January 24, United Non-Discriminatory Individuals Demanding Our Studies (UNIDOS) staged protests in Tucson, Arizona, and presented plans to create a community grown School of Ethnic Studies, all as a way to reclaim their education. UNIDOS was formed after Arizona … Continued

U of San Diego Professor & CIS Board Member “Teaching” CIS Materials

Higher education has the duty to provide a fair environment for learning. As such, professors must provide their students with balanced presentations on subjects, especially those which focus on one of the most contentious political issues— immigration. At the University … Continued

Workers Resisting Black Friday Shifts

This year for Black Friday stores are opening earlier than ever before. Typically retailers open around 4 AM, offering promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. This year, though, retail giants like Target, Macy’s, and Best Buy are opening … Continued