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Nicole Davis

The Slippery Slope of Racial Profiling

by Nicole Davis on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

“Before September 11 we had almost succeeded in eliminating racial profiling, After September 11, it’s a whole new world,” says Michel Shehadeh of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in the western region. “One thousand Arab Americans have already been detained…

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Race File

by Nicole Davis on September 15 2001, 12:00PM

Stranded in the Outback Refugees at one of Australia’s remote detention centers went on a hunger strike to protest a raid by Australian police. Australia has long been criticized by the United Nations and Amnesty International for its harsh…

Topics: Criminal Justice

First Line of Defense

by Nicole Davis on May 15 2001, 12:00PM

The ACLU’s campaign against racial profiling takes off in California.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Race File

by Nicole Davis on May 15 2001, 12:00PM

Affirmative Action Foes The folks that brought California the anti-affirmative action Proposition 209 in 1996 are back again. This time, Ward Connerly and the American Civil Rights Coalition are introducing the “Racial Privacy Initiative.” The premise is that race…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Race File

by Nicole Davis on March 21 2001, 12:00PM

Anti-Miscegenation In the November election, Alabama became the last state in the union to formally lift its ban on interracial marriage, a law that has been unenforceable since 1967. There are an estimated 1,600 interracial couples on Alabama, and the…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Welfare Organizing at the Grassroots

by Nicole Davis on November 29 2000, 12:00PM

By making good on his promise to “end the welfare system as we know it,” President Clinton set off a resurgence of welfare rights organizing that this country has not seen since the 1960s. Most importantly, people on public assistance…

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Schoolground or Police State?

by Nicole Davis on December 10 1999, 12:00PM

Domestic Militarization — The Wars At Home

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth