Monday, July 14, 2008

Civil Rights Roundup: 07/14/08

Your daily dose of civil rights and related news

In today's no kidding file: NAACP head: Obama win won't solve racial injustice.

The Washington Post has an article about out gay youth.

The nation's oldest Black sorority is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Historians to judges: Stop pretending to be historians. You suck at it.

Seattle is settling its third excessive force case in less than a year.

The Seattle Times opines: "Dump Don't Ask Don't Tell".

A translator gives an inside account of a massive ICE raid.

The Cincinnati Enquirer interviews local Black residents and finds they've got more on their mind than just the high-profile civil rights issues. Cincinnati is hosting this years NAACP conference.

Teens attacked a shelter for gay and trans youth -- fortunately it looks like the assault was broken up before it got too far out of hand.

The San Francisco Chronicle comes out in favor of reforming the juvenile justice system.

Georgia's residency restrictions for sex offenders (including, in this case, a woman who had oral sex at 17 with a 15 year old) really lead to absurd results.

Strip-searching a 13 year old girl to look for Advil not okay, says the 9th Circuit (in a 6-5 ruling, amazingly enough).

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