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Civil rights ensure a citizen's ability to participate in life without discrimination or unwarranted infringement.
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What do Hispanics want in a path to citizenship? The same thing everyone else wants.

What do Hispanics want in a path to citizenship? The same thing everyone else wants. | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
Why conventional wisdom gets it wrong on the path to citizenship.
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Paul Ryan: 'We Want A Country' Where Abortion 'Isn't Even Considered'

Paul Ryan: 'We Want A Country' Where Abortion 'Isn't Even Considered' | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012 and an abortion opponent, said Thursday that anti-abortion activists should try to build a broad coalition and find common ground with supporters of abortion rights as a...
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Wal-Mart Settles Employee's EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $50,000 - Latest News - Workforce

Former Wal-Mart employee fired after medical leave related to cerebral palsy.

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Magic Johnson fired me for being too old, says flight attendant in his private jet, used pretext of tardiness 

Magic Johnson fired me for being too old, says flight attendant in his private jet, used pretext of tardiness  | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
A former employee of Magic Johnson says the basketball legend fired her for being seven minutes late to work — a delay she blames on his request for a turkey sandwich.
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Harassment and discrimination cases rise on Capitol Hill

The number of harassment and discrimination complaints by congressional employees rose sharply over the past five years, according to a new report.The congressional Office of Compliance review...
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LATINA STUDENT’S CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATED BY BIG BEAR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

LATINA STUDENT’S CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATED BY BIG BEAR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it

Student files complaint against school after an incident of racial discrimination.

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Civil Rights 101

Civil Rights 101 | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it

This Guide gives you easy access to the historical events, political acts and policy decisions that provide the context for the contemporary civil rights debate.

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Anonymous Targets Westboro Baptist Church

Anonymous Targets Westboro Baptist Church | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
Members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have targeted the Westboro Baptist Church after the hate-mongering, quasi-religious group announced plans to protest a Sunday night vigil in remembrance of the Sandy Hook shooting victims, 20 of whom were...
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WATCH: Nia Long Delivers Historical Sojourner Truth Speech

WATCH: Nia Long Delivers Historical Sojourner Truth Speech | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
As today officially marks this year’s presidential Election, various issues are on the line in choosing our country’s commander in chief.
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House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die

House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Despite a late-stage intervention by Vice President Joe Biden, House Republican leaders failed to advance the Senate's 2012 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, an embattled bill that would have extended domestic...
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California: Over 300 Youth Face Life Without Parole | Human Rights Watch

California: Over 300 Youth Face Life Without Parole | Human Rights Watch | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
(Sacramento) – Approximately 300 youth offenders have been sentenced to die in California’s prisons for crimes committed when they were teenagers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
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Connecticut killings reopen debate on forcibly committing the mentally ill

Connecticut killings reopen debate on forcibly committing the mentally ill | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
The tragedy in Connecticut has reopened a difficult debate in the country over whether states should be allowed to involuntarily commit the mentally ill. 
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Growth of suburbs in pro-gun states changing the political calculus in Congress

Growth of suburbs in pro-gun states changing the political calculus in Congress | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
Especially in the Senate, politicians must give new weight to the views of voters in subdivisions.
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Gay Man Arrested At Hospital For Refusing To Leave Sick Partner

Gay Man Arrested At Hospital For Refusing To Leave Sick Partner | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
A gay man was arrested this week at a Missouri hospital after refusing to the leave bedside of his sick partner.
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Adrianna Tew's curator insight, March 5, 2015 6:29 PM

I feel like he should of been allowed to stay. Society as a whole has always had problems with people of the " Gay " community. There is no reason why a gay man was not allowed to stay by his partner's side at a time his partner probably needed him the most. There have been plenty of times where i have been to a hospital for whatever reason and i have seen couples of opposite sexes but, they were not being arrested or bothered because they wanted to stay with their partner in the hospital. The discrimination against the " Gay " community needs to be stopped. I Feel like society has shaped everyone to believing that there is something totally wrong with it and I personally will not ever feel that way. It may not be right in God's eyes but who are we to judge ? 

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Disability complaints top housing discrimination

For the fourth consecutive year, the most common type of housing discrimination alleged in Ohio was related to disabilities, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis.
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U.S. Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination

U.S. Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- During the past week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed four pregnancy discrimination related lawsuits and settled a fifth -- just weeks after the government's workplace discrimination law enforcement arm...
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US/California: New Hope for Youth Offenders | Human Rights Watch

US/California: New Hope for Youth Offenders | Human Rights Watch | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
The law on youth sentencing signed by Governor Jerry Brown of California on September 30, 2012, provides hope for nearly 300 youth offenders sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Sex offenders say city's Halloween ban violates their civil rights

Sex offenders say city's Halloween ban violates their civil rights | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
A federal lawsuit seeks to block a Simi Valley ordinance that bars sex offenders from opening their doors to children on Halloween.
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Rick Warren: Religious liberty the civil rights issue of the next decade | Deseret News

Rick Warren: Religious liberty the civil rights issue of the next decade | Deseret News | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it

Saddleback Church founder and senior pastor Rick Warren said in an interview earlier this week that he believes religious liberty is going to be the civil rights issue of the next decade.

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The Arab American News - Hate crimes against Muslims only escalating 10 years after 9/11  

The Arab American News  - Hate crimes against Muslims only escalating 10 years after 9/11   | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
News, views and interviews from the Arab world and the Arab American community
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Gender Inequality In Workplace Follows Women Into Retirement

Gender Inequality In Workplace Follows Women Into Retirement | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
The average female retiree on Social Security gets a monthly benefit $300 smaller than the average male retiree.
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US: Teens in Solitary Confinement

Youths Suffer Serious Harm From Weeks, Months in 'Lock-Down' http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/10/10/us-teens-solitary-confinement Young people are held in solita...
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U.S. voting rights under siege

U.S. voting rights under siege | Civil Rights in the United States | Scoop.it
Penda Hair and Judith Browne Dianis say new Voter ID laws advancing in states across the country aim ts to disenfranchise the poor, elderly and minorities who are more likely to vote Democratic
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