35 Burst results for "Civil Rights"
Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly
"A human rights organization is expressing concerns over the rapid growth in membership of a far right anti government group the group is called people's rights it was founded by anti government activist Ammon Bundy who was arrested twice last year for disruptive protests against covert restrictions at the Idaho capital he's previously known for an armed standoff in twenty sixteen at an Oregon wildlife refuge and a dispute in Nevada with his father over grazing rights on government land the institute for research and education on human rights says Bundy's group has members in thirty eight states and is spreading to Canada there are some thirty three thousand members of fifty three percent increase in a year the institute's expressing concerns that people's rights calling for taking up arms to defend against government officials and its alliances with groups like the proud boys could effectively work to overturn civil rights and shape public policy I'm Jackie Quinn
"civil rights" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Yes yes ya. Could you describe what for people who might not know very much about the states. Could you describe what what that entails. Well because of my interest in race in particular. I've been kind of long aware of issues of incarceration but in a kind of a distant way and just surround that just in the couple of years before i retired. I very important book came out. It's called the new. Jim crow By michelle alexander in it. She knocked the socks off of school. Many people that slavery had accomplished in the before eighteen sixty five and jim crow segment. Which is another wordpress segregation. Had accomplished one to the sixties. One thousand nine hundred sixty s was now being accomplished by the imprisonment of super disproportionate imprisonment of especially of african american men and other other people of color. And because if you have a a prison term not only. Are you taking away from your family for ridiculously long times but when once you get out in your family is suffering terribly during that time when you get back and this is up to this day it is almost impossible to find a good job to find housing to get back on your feet. It is a sentence that lasts your whole life and it was very much driven at that time by the way the war on drugs and specific focus black and brown communities in terms of arrests around the war on drugs. My own feeling is that mass incarceration issues of mass Go back much further than that. Co packed in this country to slavery to the genocide of native american women to the rob to colonialism in the robbery of the lance of debt originally Belong to mexico coming from california year. Very familiar with that of course I was fortunate. This is another like individual friends. Individual teachers means so much in this life. I had a friend who was teaching at a nevada man's prison and she said just at the time it was retiring And missing teeth chain lock. She said susan. Don't you think about teaching in prison. So i i did. And i went through the process of getting certified and approved in. And i went in and so at six was seventy then at seventy my life changes again you know and i taught creative. Writing in a kind of it was called. The cut class was called. Cultural perspectives is kind of history literature reading class and for the last seven years up until kobe closed prison to outsiders. That's what i've been doing. What's it like to walk into a prison in teach. What's it what's it like to have that experience. It's interesting sometimes. When i talk about teaching in prison people will say especially women will say. Ooh i couldn't do that. I'd be afraid. I have never experienced fear. Fear around and not. Because i'm particularly brave person because i'm not but because from the very beginning the man just reached out to me and said.
"civil rights" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Welcome to the social work routes. Podcast my name is chris clark. And i'm an associate professor. At the university of helsinki in finland and today's a great pleasure to welcome dr susan chandler..
NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting the NFL agrees to end to race based brain testing tied to a settlement of concussion claims in a proposed the deal filed in federal court Wednesday the NFL has agreed to end race based adjustments to dementia testing used to determine payments from the one billion dollar settlement of concussion claims the practice called race norming came to light after two former NFL players filed a civil rights lawsuit over it in twenty nineteen lawyers for the black players suspect white retirees were qualifying for awards at two or three times the rate of blacks since the payouts began in twenty seventeen seventy percent of active NFL players and more than sixty percent of living retirees are black the proposal must still be approved by a judge hi
Court: U. of North Carolina can consider race in admissions
"A judge has ruled that north Carolina's flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions in Chapel Hill North Carolina U. S. district judge Loretta Biggs ruled against a group who argued that considering race in admissions at the university of North Carolina but white and Asian students at a disadvantage students for fair admissions sued U. N. C. in twenty fourteen saying its admission practices violated the equal protection clause of the constitution and federal civil rights law they pursued a similar lawsuit against Harvard University and are challenging an appellate denial in that case to the U. S. Supreme Court Biggs wrote that U. N. C. met its burden in demonstrating it has a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits of diversity I'm Jennifer king
Judge Holds DC Corrections Officials in Contempt Over Treatment of Jan. 6 Defendants
"This is from Fox News dot com Federal judge finds D.C. jail warden in contempt Demands the Department of Justice civil rights division probe January 6 detainees I hope Philly bump is listening over there at the Washington compost Remember him mister producer He was very upset that I was talking to Julie Kelly and would come and often about the treatment of the individuals that had been rounded up with S.W.A.T. teams and so forth and brought to a Washington D.C. jail Now we're around 630 of them Some of whom hellman solitary confinement some of whom weren't getting the medical care that they needed Some of whom weren't able to speak to their families for a period of time some of whom were fed crap for meals Phillip bump never went to the jail to try and find out what was going on They were there at the Washington compost Same way with the New York slimes They're not much interested But I am A federal judge has found the warden of a D.C. gel in the director of the D.C. Department of Corrections in contempt of court yesterday And called for an investigation by the Department of Justice to determine whether the jail has violated the civil rights of January 6th defendants
Justice Department won't charge officer who shot Jacob Blake
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting federal authorities will not seek charges against a police officer in the Jacob bleak shooting the justice department has announced a no federal charges will be filed against a white Kenosha Wisconsin police officer who shot and paralyzed the black suspect Jacob lake last year the shooting triggered several nights of protests that included an Illinois man shooting three people killing two the justice department determined there wasn't enough evidence to prove officer Rustin Chesky used excessive force or violated Blake civil rights the federal findings mirrored a determination by the Kenosha county district attorney in January in August twenty twenty can OSHA officers responded to a call from a woman who said her boyfriend wasn't supposed to be at her home when officers arrived the woman told them Blake was trying to take her children and her S. U. V. Blake resisted as officers tried to take him into custody and was subsequently shot hi
Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Intentionally Misled the Senate
"This is a shocking blockbuster story It'll be ignored by the corrupt media but it must not be ignored by anybody else In the American people need to understand That at the direction of the Biden White House an individual from the president's staff and individual from his domestic policy council And an additional individual In a senior political position in the United States Department of Justice civil rights division coordinating with others Set this entire thing up With a national school boards association I told you I smelled a rat Fink and there's rat finks everywhere You're two individuals who testified during the course of this week The Deputy Attorney General the assistant attorney general for civil rights both of whom knew what took place An intentionally misled the United States Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee Intentionally misled the United States Senate At no time did they explain to those senators That this memorandum was the product of a conspiracy between The White House and the United States Department of Justice That this national school board association letter Was a pretext a planned pretext to unleash the full power of the federal government unconstitutionally and illegally Against parents throughout America
Proof That FBI Coming After Concerned Parents Is an Inside Job
"Our understanding of the facts is as follows bullet parents nationwide have protested public school policies and practices associated with among other things the teaching or indoctrination of K through 12 students in certain principles of critical race theory and gender related ideology Bullet he Biden administration stakeholders including the national education association The American federation of teachers and others had combined to oppress threaten and intimidate parents to chill and prevent them from exercising the rights or privileges secured by the constitution To date these efforts though extensive a generally proven ineffectual Now listen pull it In early September Biden administration stakeholders held discussions regarding avenues for a potential federal action against parents with a key Biden domestic policy council official Jane Doe no One And White House staff John Doe number one Stakes are stakeholders also held discussions with senior department officials including at least one political appointee in the department civil rights division Jane Doe number two Jane Doe number one Jane a John Doe number one and others in The White House separately expressed concern Regarding the potential partisan political impact a parent mobilization and organization around school issues in the upcoming midterm elections Bullet upon information and belief At the express direction of or with the express consent of Jane Doe number one Jane Doe number two and other Biden administration officials Developed a plan to use a letter from an outside group As pretext for federal action to chill deter and discourage parents from exercising their constitutional rights and
Attorney General Merrick Garland Moves to Nationalize School Board Meetings
"One American Marxism is on the rise Merrick Garland the attorney general of the United States is now using the department of justices criminal division national security division civil rights division executive office for U.S. attorneys Federal Bureau of Investigation community relations service and office of justice programs He's using all of them to unleash to unleash against parents and taxpayers and local communities who are protesting local school boards I challenge anyone that tell us the federal authority That this attorney general and the rest of his band of reprobates has to interfere in local school boards to nationalize school board meetings Local police officers and school board security officers are in charge of keeping the peace in township and community school board meetings Not the Federal Bureau of Investigation not the criminal division of the Justice Department not the civil rights division not the U.S. attorney's office and on and on and on Let alone the national security division They have decided ladies and gentlemen that those of you who protest are domestic terrorists Our domestic terrorists the letter from the national school board association in my view as an inside job
Why Chris "Mr. Reagan" Kohls' Infamous AOC Video Resonated With Conservatives
"Video in which appear that truly monk to you as a as a conservative coming out of the the hollywood closet was the afc one gives just a little synopsis of that video. Y you think it resonated so viral. Yeah i mean. I think with a lot of journalists. You know. I don't know if i'd consider by salvage journalists but a lot of times. You had just have a confluence of information. That kind of happens at once. You're so reading the tea leaves. You're looking at what's going on. You're asking the right questions right time and in my case i noticed that. Ao see in interviews. Would you know she was. She obviously. Didn't know what she was talking about. She had no idea anything about politics and yet occasionally she would come out with some historical racial injustice. Like redlining. something. I hadn't heard of before she brought it up and so she'd go and talk about these minute details and like throw out names of people historically that. I never heard the names of that. Were in her mind civil rights heroes or something like that. And i'm thinking and how the hell does she know these minute. Details about american history and yet when asked about her opinion on something like the israeli palestine conflict. What the hell. She's talking about so obviously she's being coached right. Obviously there's people who know what they're talking about and saying you know say they say they say this an interview and presumably also telling her how to vote and you know how to you know giving her legislation to get past that and so i started looking into it. I actually went to see pack. And i ran into a senator. I don't remember who it was. And i said. Hey who do you think is Is is pulling the strings of ao
The Latest: Group files civil rights complaint against Idaho
"A civil rights complaint has been filed against the state of Idaho for allegedly discriminating against older patients in its coporate care rationing guidelines the group justice in aging is asking the U. S. department of health and Human Services to investigate Idaho's published crisis standards of care guidelines the emergency plan that's been enacted to prioritise patients while hospitals are overwhelmed with cold with nineteen the advocates say the guidelines discriminate against older adults especially black and native Americans by using factors like age to determine which patients first get access to lifesaving care state officials as Idaho standards are based on ethical obligations while protecting medical resources public health officials in Arizona Utah and northern Texas had to modify their crisis care plans after similar complaints were filed Jackie Quinn Washington
Louisiana state trooper charged in pummeling of Black man
"Former Louisiana state police trooper has been charged with the civil rights violation for repeatedly beating of black motorist with a flashlight in twenty nineteen this is the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into Louisiana state troopers allegedly beating at least three black men former trooper Jacob brown the son of a high ranking police official allegedly struck Aaron Bowman eighteen times with a flashlight leaving Bowman with a broken jaw broken ribs and a gash to his head brown who is white head wrapped up twenty three use of force incidents mostly against black people prosecutors are scrutinizing other Louisiana troopers and other cases including the deadly twenty nineteen arrest of Ronald green who's beating was caught on videotape I'm Jackie Quinn
Chauvin to Be Arraigned for Alleged Civil Rights Violation
"The former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd is scheduled to be arraigned today on another indictment involving a teenage boy Derek Sherman was convicted and sentenced earlier this year on state charges in Minnesota of murder in the death of George Floyd in police custody he was also charged this week in federal court with violating Floyd civil rights is scheduled to be arraigned today on yet another charge an indictment alleges he deprived a fourteen year old black teenager of his rights in twenty seventeen when he held the boy down by the throat hit him in the head with a flashlight and held his knee on the boy's neck and upper back while he was prone handcuffed and not resisting in a police report showing described the teen as six foot two and two hundred forty pounds and wrote that he used body weight to pin him when the teen resisted arrest prosecutors cited the encounter as one of seven times dating back to twenty fourteen the children used upper body restraints it leisurely beyond the point with such force was needed before Floyd's death I'm Jennifer king
Former Officers Involved in George Floyd's Death Plead Not Guilty
"Minneapolis today. Derek chauvet and three other former police officers pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they violated the civil rights of george floyd shelvin appeared from a prison where he serving twenty two and a half years for murder and floyd's death the other officers want their federal trial separated from show wtn's
Ex-Cops Accused of Violating Floyd's Rights Plead Not Guilty
"Ex police officers who have been accused of violating George Floyd civil rights plead not guilty four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd civil rights have pleaded not guilty in a federal hearing that included arguments on several pre trial motions one of those was a request to hold separate trials among the four indicted by the federal grand jury Derek Chauvin who is serving a twenty two and a half year sentence for murder in Floyd's death all four appeared in court remotely via video conference the hearing also addressed roughly forty pre trial motions so many were similar most of the motions were routine such as a green when names of witnesses would be disclosed actually after
Ex-Cops Accused of Violating Floyd's Rights to Be Arraigned
"Former cops accused of violating George place rights are to be arraigned today for former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Boyd to civil rights are scheduled for an arraignment in federal court in Minneapolis a federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin Thomas lane and fellow officers in may for allegedly depriving Floyd of his rights while acting under government authority all four of the defendants are charged for failure to provide medical care for Floyd when he died in their custody on may twenty fifth twenty twenty Chauvin was sentenced to twenty two and a half years in prison after being found guilty of murder in Floyd's death the other three officers face charges from the state of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter today's hearing will be held remotely via video conference and could address several pre trial motions including a request from three of the officers to stand trial separate from Chauvin I'm Jennifer king
The Entire System Is Under Assault Over Mask Mandates in Florida
"Over at just the news. A great site. John Solomon Psych Department of Education opened civil rights investigation into Florida ban on mass mandates. You're going to see the enormous destruction or constitutional system to the police powers of the states. To the undermining the authority of states. Vis a vis their school systems. You can see the centralization of power that is taking place. Whether it is the virus, whether it's a taxation, whether it is voting We are under assault. The entire system is under assault. New CDC figures appear to bolster governor dissenters. Argument for parental choice or a mask mandates, says Just the news. So that Biden Administration Department of Education is open to civil rights investigation into the governor's executive order banning mask mandates in schools On the same day that the first District Court of Appeals reinstated the ban after being blocked by Leon County, Florida Circuit Judge and now we have the activist judges. The Department of Education's offices, civil rights said In a letter Friday addressed to Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, there was opening a direct investigation of whether the governor statewide ban Maybe it wasn't a statewide ban. He said. Parents get to choose I mean, it's a band in the sense that schools can't mandate. But it's not a ban in the sense that That the parents want their kids to wear mask. They can wear masks. Anyway. What is the subject? Future whether the governor's statewide ban may be preventing school districts in the state from considering a meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Students with disabilities, Mr Minister. What does this have to do with students with
Political Analyst Boris Epshteyn: Biden Is Mandating Vaccines to Cover up His Mess in Afghanistan
"You agree with. I mean you're a legal person. You're you're qualified fancy georgetown lawyer. You're not just a political maven. Yesterday has to be one of the worst infringements of our civil rights since habeas corpus was suspended. No absolutely shocking absolutely unacceptable. It is it. Is it honestly something that is beyond the pale to degree which is is is tough to comprehend. Except for the fact that we've got a guy in the oval office who is so out of touch. Who's so fat close. Who is so pathetic to these two in his. He's doing it to cover up for the people he had killed and afghanistan. That is what joe biden is doing. And there's absolutely disgusting. This government overreach is unacceptable. It's got no place. It is sad. It's disjointed but this is today's democrats are that is why i've been saying this to you. Even before last year's election the democrats are becoming the marginal party because they pushed through ideas. Like this tony voucher with his sycophant of of of joe biden is also sad. Of course we always knew. There's just a lib who's set on making sure that the american people lose their livelihoods lose their jobs which he's the one that needs to be fired for lying blatantly lying to the american public about about funding gain of function research in china. We now know that for a fact. How would you still has javed's shocking heist allowed to go on tv shocking but the but the over arching takeaway from this action if even if you could call it an accent from this criminality. Our different joe biden is that he doesn't understand the constitution. Here's an interesting. The american america white actually qualifies off. It is the handlers of joe biden. Who don't understand the constitution the american way and they've got it all wrong in the american people will not back down. They're not going accept
Why Isn't There Outrage Against Larry Elder's Attackers?
"Him and his security team were attacked with eggs. Punches. Fists were accosted, screamed at yelled at called Disparaging names by a person wearing a monkey suit. And that candidate happened to be black. Harry Elder. You can't tell me with a straight face that you wouldn't be demanding everyone be arrested and FBI civil rights investigation. Every person be canceled. The camera man be canceled the street be torn down a comment to hit this section of California where it happened to scorch the Earth. A bacteria side dropped afterwards to make sure no pathogen or any other organism ever lives in that area again. You would, because That's what you do. And we'd be rightfully angry to you would hear conservatives saying that's pretty disgusting. We shouldn't do that stuff. Of course, we wouldn't want to comment or any of that because we're not crazy like leftist, But it's kind of weird because the candidate's name is Larry Elder, not Harry Elder, and he happens to be a black Republican attacked by a crazy person in a monkey suit. Throwing eggs and punches at him and his people. It's It's weird. You don't you don't you? Don't say that. We don't We don't want to hear anything. We don't hear much at all. Not a front page story in the New York Times, Jim. You know what happened, Jim? Here's the problem. You know, if Juicy, small A was there would have been different if Juicy. What is David about justice for juicy? Right? If juicy, was there? It would be totally different press would be all over it. They'd be like, Oh, my gosh. Someone threw an egg and juicy. It would be a huge deal, but juicy wasn't there It was just a black Republican. So apparently, it's OK for people in monkey suits to attack people with eggs and punches and kicks and screams and yells and all of that stuff. It's okay. As long as that black man happens to have and are in front of the same that say, Okay, you know what That means? By the way is the FBI on this for the hate crimes investigation. Just just
"civil rights" Discussed on The Dictionary
"The same sentence number three the law established by a nation or state for its own jurisdiction and for the law of civil or private rights. Next is civil liberty to words noun from sixteen forty four freedom from arbitrary governmental interference specifically by denial of governmental power and in the us especially as guaranteed by the bill of rights That is usually used in plural civil liberties and the example of this governmental interference is with the right of free speech man. I feel like if i had a smarter person on as a guest. They could talk a lot about this. But i cannot say a whole lot but yes. There's the bill of rights. We have civil liberties and sometimes people forget. That civil libertarian is a noun or adjective. next is civilly. See i v. I l. l. y. Civilly adverb from the fifteenth century number one in terms of civil rights law and not law or matters as in civilly. Dead is a very strange word number. Two in a civil manner and the synonym is politely. You were very polite. You did that politely. You did that civilly and think we usually use this word. Next is civil marriage to words noun from eighteen. Twenty a marriage performed by a magistrate. And then finally we have civil rights to words noun from sixteen fifty eight the non political rights of a citizen especially the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to us citizens by the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the constitution and by acts of congress. I think i will probably post at least one link in the show notes if not more To give more information on that specifically the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments man. This is a big topic very big topic again. Maybe i should have had somebody smart to talk about this All right so the words civil death civil defense civil disobedience civil engineer civilian civilian is civilization civilized civility civilization civilized civilized civil law civil liberty civilly civil marriage and civil rights. There's a lot of good stuff in here. I am honestly torn between civil disobedience and civil rights and they have good because hired. It's naptime for me Yeah civil disobedience and civil rights i mean. i'll just pick them both because they're both incredibly important and just something that needs to be talked about needs to be done. A really really liked the idea of civil disobedience if there is something that is not good not right. you know. You can do some civil disobedience and remember. you're doing it as a group. Usually but i guess you could do it by yourself. But it's nonviolent we need to. We need to stress the nonviolent portion of that..
"civil rights" Discussed on We Live Here
"And conducting its own investigation in the meanwhile seren. Bob are hopeful that the preliminary finding will have ripple effects for permanent processes across missouri. The best thing that can happen from this process is for people in these impacted communities to gain a better understanding of what's been sort of happening under the radar for them to be able to figure out how to learn what sort of sources of pollution are located in their neighborhoods what the impacts of those facilities would be on their health and their families health and to figure out a way to get involved in the process and we're hoping that ernest quickly at least these items that were identified in the preliminary findings rectified. And that will enable the public to get involved in the process or effectively are.
"civil rights" Discussed on We Live Here
"Great to have the documents somehow translated to someone who doesn't necessarily have a law degree or advanced science degree to be able to process that information. So you know maybe there should be a fact sheet something that distills the essential facts about the facility and about what is being proposed in the permit in a way that it would be easier for people to digest. Were trying to get these. Things like cumulative impact analyses and and better public participation but it seems like the essential components of a nondiscrimination program has to be in place before that can even happen and so our hopes would be if you know. Epa compels dnr to do these things that it kind of shifts tides and puts things off in going in the right direction towards i. You know ensuring that there isn't discrimination going on in these environmental programs and then secondarily working towards achieving true environmental justice which is the fair in meaning to fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people in environmental processes and programs. That just isn't happening right now. This isn't the first time. Great rivers has critiqued. Mdr for failing to meaningfully engaged low income communities of color in recent years seren. Bob also submitted comments about air pollution. Control permits for to other facilities amnesty. This'll point wastewater treatment plan for the saint. Louis metropolitan sewer district and mellon crowd a pharmaceutical company. They recommended that. Amnesty update their wastewater treatment methods instead of using incinerators from the sixties to process sewer sludge and they called for md dnr to issue mellon kat an air pollution control operating permanent instead of allowing it to operate without one and effectively locking residents out of participating in the regulatory process for two decades the same process. Cap with the kinder- morgan facility. That also happened with nestle and mallon cried and win. Great rivers put together. It's comments for all three of those facilities. We asked estate to consider the cumulative impacts of civility and be to implement a better program for involving the public that's more transparent and does a better job of notifying the public of these permits and we got the same response pretty much all three times. Which was we comply with title sex. We don't have to do any of this stuff that you've asked us to do and so we're not.
"civil rights" Discussed on We Live Here
"Community. had learning disabilities in So i started asking more questions. Do you all smell this. How long did you experience the health issues that you having before you moved in this community. how long after he moved in this community that she started experiencing these conditions and a lot of them would say a year or two after moving there. I even have Aren't that recently. Passed that move from marine bella. After she found out that have polluted it was. When she died she had big tumors growing out of her face and was told it was hereditary. But what i tried to explain to her is that i've seen other elder individuals. Marine villa formed the same type of tumors and she has now gone. It's been a year now that she's passed but i've known common affects that show up in the marine bill that the schools can vouch for me that a lot of their black and brown children have asthma asthmatic behaviors. You know they. They have the episode's when they're to hide or when they walk into building a triggers though later learned that polluting companies were being issued permits in her neighborhood with little to no community engagement from the state. so in this episode. We'll hear more from my asia about how she felt when residents like her were asked to sign onto an administrative complaint to the epa about the missouri. Department of natural resources and attorneys. Sarah rubenstein and bob minis of great rivers. Environmental law center will share about what happened when they filed the administrative complaint to the epa on behalf of the missouri and saint louis city and w. c. p. in dutch towns south community corporation from saint louis public radio and pr axe. This is we live here. Hey everyone it's jalen. Thank you for listening to. We live here. Your support is more crucial now than ever so. Please consider making a contribution to saint louis public radio at we live here and we'll keep putting an equity lens on stories from saint louis and beyond. Hey it's jalen. I wanna tell you about being seen a podcast by darnell more with new episodes every tuesday about the power of being seen. It's about the transformative. Power of storytelling and culture. These are black stories. these are queer stories. these are gay stories. these are american stories. Being seen is produced by harley enco and are now more and presented by vive healthcare. Listen to being seen now wherever you find your podcasts. Support comes from the missouri foundation for health with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities facing challenging needs learn more about missouri foundation for health at m. f. f. h. dot org misha has been advocating for tenant rights for over a decade ever. Since she became a renter my first place it seemed an ice but when he got into the cold weather i started noticing mice and So we didn't stay there long. It was probably about four minutes. We lived there and then we are second home. Had the same experience it was. The building is was decaying so you know one experience. I was getting out the to felt floor. Yeah delivered was unhappy as that. I continued to call him and make reports of all the experiences i was having and that space and then the second place i moved into i had to rally together and what he did was. He sowed a massive fiction for everyone into building except for myself and there were past their. I would just it was bedbugs. It messed with the teenage mental and being able to go throughout the day. And so i you know have them right up all the time stamp. They've connected with the landlord. he did not show up. I had them take pictures of the things that they were experiencing in that building. And i moved out shortly after that but most of the detainees reached out to me and told me that they were able to move. The landlord had to pay for deposit when they move and they didn't owe him anything even though they were behind and green..
"civil rights" Discussed on We Live Here
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"civil rights" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
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"civil rights" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"This is such a great honor for me to be in this room with you to have this conversation. I can't tell you what it means to me to have this opportunity. You represent something so precious to so many of us not just wanted to start by thanking you for that for your willingness to wrap your arms around people may and to make me think that it's possible to do difficult things important things and i just want to start by asking you to talk a little bit about that experience. Growing up in rural alabama and the black belt of america and how that cultivated the spirit that shaped your life and your vision. You used to have to pick cotton on your family's farm while usa fuss as a young child complaint. Why this to. Emma motherless. Avoid so many things we can do. She's to his hard work with. What are we going to do. We have to make a living. But i was hoping in prynne. What a day. When people wouldn't have to work so hard in hot sun she was hoping also the thing would be better much better for us as a as a people and for my family my <hes>. mother <hes>. She was always thinking ahead. Did we get up early and going pick as which climb as we could. We get more money. 'cause she knew declining would be heavier. Coulda do we own it so it was weighed. Miami will be increased. Your mother sounds really strategic my <hes>. New mother one day. She came across a little newspaper in downtown short. That says something about the school in nashville tennessee. That blanks students could attend. She encouraged apply for that. Even though that met you'd be leaving. The house should be leaving the farm. You would not be contributing that that extra labour will out was willing to go to try to do what mine. We'll call during better yet to get an education but in the beginning i wanted to choice state you wanted to. To desegregate. estate submit an application. High school transcript and never heard from the school saw. I wrote a letter to dr king at india. my mother. My father enema sisters brothers in an teachers told him i needed his help. He wrote me back. iran <unk>. Around bus ticket invited me to come to montgomery to meet with. You can never ever forget it. You knew about dr king even before the boycott you'd heard his sermon <hes>. The apostle paul preaches to american christians. It's the speech she gives to. All the people in montgomery four days after rosa parks has been arrested by at the end of the speech. He says one day they're going to tell a story about a group of people in montgomery alabama and then he says a black people who stood up for their rights and they stood for their rights. The whole world changed and you had an immediate response to that call to action. The message really appeal to me. Yeah it was sort of a social gospel message. I wanted to do what. I could make things better coinc- something that is not variety of just you have to assess something you have to do. Something was like a fine burning up in your bom and you cannot be silenced. My mother was said to me. Boy don't get in trouble. Don't get in trouble. you can get hurt. You can get killed. Dr king and rosa eating nixon and others that are read about done it time and later met in spine. Rena get when the trouble necessary trouble. And i've been getting in trouble. Ila sems- the citizens to freed awry. You went to nashville mcgann. The work of leaning nonviolence winded nonviolence become an essential part of your worldview in the theology and the activism that you wanted to create grown up wanted to be minister. I felt that dr king was saying in his speeches in keeping of jesus so readily accepted the saadia nonviolence. The philosophy disappoint a nonviolent. We talked to respect the dignity in the worst of every human being
"civil rights" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"I'm Jonathan, Kaye part, and this is Cape Up Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has been congress for more than thirty years before that he was a leader in the civil rights movement from the citizens in Nashville to the freedom rides to the marches from Selma Montgomery. Lewis literally put his body on the line to push this nation to live up to its ideals. It's all documented in John Lewis good trouble new documentary on Lewis's live from back in the day to present day, the parallels between then and now are haunting I, talked to Louis about the film about what's going on in the country today from the demonstrations I've been deeply moved. And inspired to the deafening silence of congressional Republicans. <hes> is frightening. The people can be so silent. So Quiet In spite of everything that has taken place to whom Joe Biden should pick for his running mate vice president. Should consider. A woman. and. It should be a black woman. Sit Down with the legend the Great John Lewis Right now. Congressman John Lewis Welcome back to the podcast as good to be back. Good to be back. Thank you for having so. We're supposed to talk about the fantastic documenting. About you call John Lewis good trouble but I. have to start this conversation off. By having you talk about the demonstrations that we have seen over the low. Cost more than week. Since the the killing of of George Floyd a Terrier, I've been deeply move. And in spy. Lysine, the hundreds and thousand. Citizens. Not just citizens of America. The citizens around the world. Yet involved in peaceful non violent protests. To dramatize. The issue that we must stop. Lying people. Become the victim. Of police violence. You Know Congressman You <hes> on on bloody. Sunday <hes> that day on the Edmund Pettus. Bridge You face down. Police Violence Yourself. It was caught on camera. The Nation watched that with their own is the way they have. The the murder of George Floyd with their own eyes. How much does it bother you that more than fifty years after bloody Sunday, we are still having these same conversations. These same demonstrations whose spark is retaliatory, it makes me very sad. Made me, cry. To Watch. What happened to? This man a Aqalla. You'd have to come to the point. Is The met is going to stop. But was so moving to so. To seep people the mall of America and all over the world. Through the action I can do something. I can says something. The <UNK>. By Marching Speaking up. Speaking. In the in the movie. which follows you from campaign rallies in twenty eighteen right up through the present day, and there was one rally that you in Texas in two thousand eighteen. Were particularly thing you said caught my attention and you said then. We've got to save our our country. Save our democracy. That was in twenty eighteen. Would you say that your your <hes>? Your Clarion Call Ben has even more urgency now. We'll ask. What in because I've felt. That, Political. Leader that we have today. Is a threat. To Democracy. And is a threat. It'd be. <unk>!
"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"About university of kentucky basketball and has grown is going to launch his own candidacy for the democratic nomination for senate in kentucky. He just announced he's putting together a set an exploratory committee. There's been lots of controversy about matt losing his job bob on a couple of state television shows and whether or not amy mcgrath's campaign had anything to do with it which they absolutely deny matt's writing a book about mitch mcconnell. It's drama filled and so here's a fun fact. Beth and i went into college with matt jones. I've known match since i was seventeen years old and he is very smart and he is very driven and i still still believe that amy mcgrath is the right candidate for kentucky. I think that this drama <hes> will do no favors for the kentucky democratic party. Freddie also matt has been in this sort of long narrative about will-he-won't-he run every time. There's a race house race. I think there was talk about it. Last time. Mitch mcconnell was up for re election or maybe ran policy. It's an ongoing thing i get it. I get the appeal but i wish we can move on desperately really trying to speak very carefully. If you can't tell i respect the really media empire that jones has built <hes> and i think they do really get an interesting work listed in the field of like recovering attorneys that we both participate in he's a star he's really are absolutely he took that they took that law degree and transferred it into the career that he always wanted good for him. I think in kentucky we have a history of taking are celebrated celebrated figures who are sports stars or sports adjacent stars and putting them in political office and i would like us to change that it i think if you consider what a united states senator does it is just not close for me in thinking that amy mcgrath is the right handed it and here's what this really pulls out if name sarah you've spoken to this a number of times we all all walk around repeating things like a woman. It can't be president yet. 'cause the country's not ready. Aiming mcgrath can't meet mitch mcconnell but maybe matt jones could and we repeat them as that. We have no agency on process. We've agency in the process. I i think that the more amy mcgrath travels the state of kentucky and she is out there doing it far western kentucky far eastern kentucky northern in kentucky. If you follow her on instagram she is hustling all over the state and really spending time with voters and having really spent time with her in person ourselves. I can tell you that she sits across from you. She looks you in the eye. She listens to you. She disagrees with you to your face in a respectful way. I think i have a lot of difference with amy over the role of the federal government and i also think that i could roll up my sleeves next to her and we could get things done because amy is about not doing what is straight and honest and good and what makes progress she will not let the perfect get in the way of doing better and i think in that way she is so representative of kentucky values statewide and so if i worked for her right now i would just keep matt jones jones name out of my mouth and i would keep doing what i'm doing. I would really follow the joe. Biden model like i'm running against mitch mcconnell the end <hes> mhm and and i would hold onto that what worries me too is just because we have people in california saying i've given her money. We've traveled recently and we had so so many people tell us oh yeah i like already given her money and she is gonna need a law of money to defeat mitch mcconnell. I don't wanna lose use those people you know we've we've captured the nation's attention. She's captured that donor information. They're giving her money. Some people already giving her money monthly and i don't want to be like oh. Will we hold on. We're gonna have a primary..
"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"What i did was live up to my responsibility and saying i think this is wrong and he should not continue that is a complex message and when there are twenty people running for president it is really hard to sit down and sort through that kind of thing. I just feel bad for her because i think she's done a lot to build herself. As is a great candidate in just never came through. We also have some interesting news coming with regards to the senate races in twenty any twenty so we have georgia's senior senator johnny isakson who is going to retire at the year's end which means we will have two seats available for the senate in georgia reja in two thousand twenty well. I don't know if held his special election sooner. I'm assuming they probably will. I think that this presents a real opportunity for pickup for the democrats in the united states senate and so i'm excited to see who will run for that race how this changes the other senate race. I think it's gonna be be really interesting. I mean georgia doesn't sound like it should be but it's inching closer and closer to purple and so i think that this this could be came. Changer georgia's a lot of work to do. Also sarah rigs emeco. He's been on the podcast. A couple of times is running against david purdue for his senate seat or is running running for the democratic nomination in that senate race and rachel maddow on wednesday night actually covered her race for lieutenant governor owner and how bizarre the voting was in that race typically you see voter participation in each race decline as you go down the ballot so the most people vote for governor the next most people vote for lieutenant governor a it gets a little bit less as you go down the ballot which america makes it's no sense. You must care about your grades. All the way there you might as well fill out the entire ballot well and also the people at the lowest offices sometimes have the most impact on your lives lives anyway. In twenty eighteen fewer people voted for lieutenant governor then the rest of the ballot if you look at a graph showing voter participation and how it drops off that lieutenant governor race it makes no sense historically and so rachel maddow reported on this last night about how how this hasn't gotten a lot of national attention but a court in georgia has said though the way that we are voting deprives people of the of the right to vote and participate meaningfully in the process and georgia's election system really needs a complete overhaul so i think we have no sense instead of how close to purple georgia is because the election process still needs a lot of work. We also had a listener reach out and ask us to talk about out the kentucky senate race particularly the democratic primary so amy mcgrath who we have had on the show into the show going to be with us on nuance wants nation has declared her candidacy for the united states senate to unseat mitch mcconnell and there has been ongoing controversy about whether or not matt jones a statewide radio announcer he has his own radio show it started with a a show called kentucky sports radio.
"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
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"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Has considered bills to explicitly licitly add sexual orientation title seven and rejected those bills and congress overhauled title seven in nineteen ninety-one and did not at that time add sexual orientation and so they're saying congress doesn't want this or they would have just put it in explicitly seems like they don't really care what congress wants when it comes to disaster refunding but i'm glad they're concerned now. You know i was telling someone yesterday. I was recounting the journey that my own hometown has taken with regards to a fairness ordinance ordinance and adding sexual orientation to our human rights ordinance. I was saying the reality is that this issue is a hot mess in the united states right now because our federal government extended marriage equality but has not it extended discrimination protections to the classification of sexual orientation. It's just an amalgam and literally <unk> depending on where you stand in this country. You're civil. Rights based on your sexual orientation could be dramatically different something we've tried to avoid when it comes to civil rights in this country and i'm not hopeful that this united states supreme court is currently stands will see that this is an illegal mess because that's what it is. It's a legal mess because we have some because we need the federal government at this point when especially when it comes to civil rights to stand up and say this protection should be extended a sexual orientation period so we have some consistency because right now we don't and that leaves local governments mike mine in really tough situations where we're trying to depend on the state government to process civil rights violations through its state human rights organization which is much better equipped and funded and resource than ours but we're left in his inbetween because our state eight we'll process race face discrimination but our state of kentucky will not process sexual orientation. There's no protection coming from the state of kentucky based on that and so it's just yeah it's a mess and the fact that the administration would try to perpetuate this traditional framework when it has left the legal protections for the l._g._b._t._q. Community in such a patchwork mess is frustrating strating. I submitted testimony in ohio and supportive state level protections on these issues because i was thinking about how you really shouldn't drive into one county to work and have different protections where you work versus where you live in terms of just your identity and who you are and what you can be fired for and what you can be rejected from housing for. You're so i agree with you. I wanna make sure that we mentioned that. The government is taking the same stance about transgendered individuals as it relates to title seven the administration nation also filed in the supreme court brief saying that title seven doesn't protect transgender workers in r._g. And g._r. harris funeral homes versus e._e._o._c. a funeral neural director was fired. When she told the owners of the funeral home she would be transitioning from male to female and the sixth circuit said that the funeral home had violated title seven because of that the trump administration which was appropriately a party here. This wasn't just kind of weighing in as a friend of the court argues that sex under title seven means inspire logical sex and does not apply to transgender individuals so administration is clearly making it a priority to ensure that these protections are not extended ed beyond really traditional meetings of sex and i think it's worth talking about whether congress has has done enough here and i think congress clearly has not and so in addition to whatever the court decides i think congress would be well advised to look at all these cases aces and say hey we've abdicated our duty and we've had lots of chances to get this right and we've not done yet. Let's do it and the house of representatives is of course in on top of taking that up but it really needs to get done in the senate and just signed into law so that we don't have people trying to liquidate their way to a better title seven. I need to make an apology before we move onto our second segment some research on an airplane which is just a bad idea and i said on tuesday's show that bill de blasio reacted so well i thought to the high number of suicides in the air force in two thousand nineteen and i made a mistake in saying.
"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"An amicus brief means friend of the court so in these cases the united states is not a party. They did not have to say anything here but they chose to say something because the attorney general and the equal employment opportunity commission enforce title seven seven entitled seven applies to the federal government as an employer so that's their interest in coming into these cases and saying high court. Here's our opinion. The the two cases are altitude express versus zarka and bostock versus clayton county georgia in <unk> express an employee says he was fired fired because he was gay and he says that violates title seven the district court in that case the first court that heard it dismissed that claim but on appeal to the second circuit hit the court reversed and said that sexual orientation is a subset of sex discrimination in the second case out of georgia a child welfare services coordinator said that once the county learned he was gay it falsely accused him of mismanaging public money as a pretense for firing him because he's gay i mentioned mentioned those facts because in addition to arguing in this brief that sexual orientation is not part of title seven and the government basically accepts the employers reasons for firing these plaintiffs on their face and it's kind of offensive. I think the way it's worded and the briefs. We'll put a link so that you can read them yourself. If you have that interest but government says sex doesn't mean sexual orientation it didn't win. Title seven was passed it. It hasn't since then that discriminating because of sexual orientation doesn't involve treating members of one sex less favourably than similarly situated members of the other. They say it's not that he's gay. It's that you have to compare how they treat a gay man to how they treat a gay woman and then here's where things get really interesting interesting in the briefs and you can really see where the government is coming from. The court has protected interracial relationships for a very long time mm-hmm and has said that if you're discriminating against people for being an interracial relationship that counts as as racial discrimination and the government has to differentiate that associational discrimination from same sex relationships here and they say here's why those those two things are different because the difference in race. I'm quoting from the government brief here. This is not my statement because a difference in race rarely makes to otherwise similarly situated individuals dissimilar nearly all race-based distinctions constitute unlawful race based discrimination by contrast sex based distinctions are not invariably invidious because they can reflect physiological differences between men and women as the lawfulness of sex-specific bathrooms athems makes clear an employer discriminates against employees in same sex relationships. Thus does not violate title seven as long as it treats men in same sex relationships in the same way as women in same sex relationships and so i feel like that couple of sentences illustrates that what the government wants is for the a court to interpret title seven through a really traditional view of relationships chips gender sex marriage and i think that's important to understand and the final point of the government is that congress has basically ratified ride the understanding that title seven doesn't include sexual orientation because every congress since nineteen seventy five.
"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"We're in such a hard space right now because we have all these sleights of hand from the administration and where there's kind of this growing sense among republicans that we need to acknowledge what climate change is but also we want to think about the cost austin we've talked about before those are all short term costs and there's this cozy relationship with industries that are polluters and at the same time we have such inflation of issues in the news cycle and such confusion about what's real a number of people have sent us an article that appeared in forbes saying that pretty much everything that's being reported. What about the amazon is wrong now. I think that that was a kind of jazzy headline and a way to frame up that piece that made people excited. If you really read through it it challenged a number of things that have been disseminated especially on social media old pictures pictures of fires that are not actually in the amazon and it included some information that i think we don't want to be dismissive of you know what's going on in the amazon right. Now is not related to climate change from the weight of the reporting reporting that i've read it's that people intentionally set forest fires and there's an administration in brazil now that isn't penalizing them as much as past administrations. It's have for illegal deforestation and yes the amazon produces all kinds of oxygen and absorbs all kinds of carbon dioxide oxide and the science is at best conflicting on what the net effective at is but we all well no it's important and yes. We have a huge number of fires right now. We've also had fires in the past. All those things can exist together without it. Being everybody's everybody's lying or pointing out. Any inconsistencies in the fax is climate denial right like we're we're in this really binary buffets and i think it's hard to sit down and look at all the information about the diversion of funds that the trump administration is doing about the amazon on about all these news stories we all this confusion about the administration's changes to birthright citizenship. You have to sit down and go through all of the facts to see what is real and what does it mean with the amazon. Yes we've had forest fires in the past and i think we appropriately now are making a bigger deal out of them. I'm for a couple of reasons. We have a better understanding of climate change. We have a greater sense of urgency about taking care of our planet. We also are starting to realize that having a eurocentric worldview or a western centric worldview is not great and that brazil matters and countries across the world that we have not paid enough attention to matter and that we're all more connected. We're viewing these stories differently and reacting with greater urgency because we're in a different context. It doesn't mean hysterical or relying on fake news. We also don't need to fear the information that challenges pieces of those storylines. It's just a hard time. I am that requires a lot of thought and skepticism and willingness to review layers of complex information. The other thing we wanted to talk about today is the trump administration administration and l._g._b._t._q. Issues do you remember when we went to the republican national convention in two thousand sixteen. Do you mean the republican national convention that told us that the trump administration would be the greatest ally of l._g._b._t._q. People we've ever seen that's the one i do recall that is the one <hes> and and the guy from pay pal whose real weird i'm to be honest stood up and made this big speech about how trump was going to be the best friend of l._g._b._t._q. The people and he was gonna protect all these rights i mean i have very vivid memories about this. Maybe i was listening but that does not seem to be the case. The justice department through its solicitor general recently filed an amicus brief several consolidated cases pending before the supreme court in argued that title seven of the nineteen sixty four civil right acts which bars discrimination based on sex does not include sexual orientation as a subset of that classification nation which does not seem to align with the party speeches. We saw convention. There are two cases. This brief was filed in and let's just list for those of you who have not been around the legal world a lot..
"civil rights" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"From recovery coverage of prior year funds which don't tell that to the people in puerto rico. That's a very difficult fact or california exactly and in texas. I mean florida we've got there are lots of places that can use money and that absence significant new catastrophic events. Everything should remain operational. I wanna be careful as i acknowledge. That careful is the least popular thing on earth to be right now because i think many people are reporting this as money is being taken out of fema to to build the wall. I went through the notice that was sent to congress about this transfer of funds and what i saw were much more more specific allegations two beds to transfer processes to the coast guard and i i understand and totally agree with all of the criticism about how this administration operates at the border and specific criticisms systems of ice and some of what happens with customs and border patrol. I also wanna be accurate about what's going on. I think this represents really screwed up priorities. I also wanna be honest about what it represents well. I'm sure it's getting mixed up a little bit in the reporting that he was saying break the law to to build the wall and i'll pardon you afterwards which he says i it was. It was a joke and then it was. I didn't say it is it what's more offensive to to make using to build the wall or using it for detention beds. It's tough but i'm pretty sure it's detention beds and i think what really bothers me about this is so often the narrative and we talked about this during our conversation about the border crisis so often the narrative is we need to take care of the people here we need to take care of americans before we worry about migrants or refugees or those seeking asylum and what this is doing is the exact opposite it is taking money meant for americans americans to help them recover from natural disasters that are growing in intensity and frequency and in using it to detain people at the border in truly oppressive inhumane conditions and and so that to me is the ultimate hypocrisy. It's not just that they ignore almost deny climate change. You know the the reporting this week. Is that the e._p._a. Is proposing a rule that will eliminate requirements that oil and gas companies make sure they they have technology that reports methane leaks because of a methane league goes on for a long time and nobody notices. That's really bad. Methane is a huge part of greenhouse emissions and are part of our climate collapse and so it's not just that we're not going to try to slow climate change. We're going to actively robak regulations at try to slow climate change. It's that we are also also going to take money away and not prioritized dealing with the impact of that climate collapse of the growing natural literal disasters to me that is just it is willfully ignorant. It makes me so angry because i think that when we're talking about the deficit and we're talking about the financial you know it's not just climate collapse and then it makes it literally makes it dangerous and certain parts of the country to live and just to be but the cost of this the cost of these natural disasters is just going to rise and rise and rise and rise and i have very big concerns earns about the impact on the financial future of the united states because of the cost to fema of dealing with these natural disasters and so just the willful awful ignorance when anybody can look back over the last few years and see they're growing. They're they're growing intensity and their economic impact is huge. Now is two hundred seventy million dollars in the face of what the real cost of all these natural disasters is going to be that big no but like you said it's just it's prioritization and and it makes me so angry and it is significant. If you're taking two hundred seventy one million four hundred forty seven left this a <unk> reasonable percentage of the overall budget..