Monday, September 01, 2008

Civil Rights Roundup: 09/01/08

Your daily dose of civil rights and related news

I wasn't planning on doing this today, but tomorrow I'm taking my girlfriend to the airport and likely won't have time to post. So tomorrow will be my holiday, and today you get a roundup.

In a whole new level of cattiness, Republican lawmakers in California tried to block courthouse improvements in retaliation over the judiciary's gay marriage rulings.

The anti-affirmative action forces in Arizona have admitted defeat.

The recent economic downturn is hitting Hispanics particularly hard, as they are being forced from full-time to part-time jobs.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright traveled to Houston as a guest preaching, delivering sermons focusing on sexual abuse.

Gregory Rodriguez in the LA Times: Identity still matters.

Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) wants to end birthright citizenship.

The California Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of a racially-motivated murder.

A Rutgers University report finds that American workers are in worse shape than they have been in some time.

A young woman was kicked off her football team by the state of Georgia, solely on account of gender.

Immigration ordinances have gotten so strict in Denver that Latinos are afraid to drive downtown.

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