The real crime scene in this scenario isn’t a high school bathroom stall; it’s Texas’ rigid and discriminatory reproductive health-care system.
Stated simply, most Americans have an irrational belief that Black men are dangerous, and this bias is especially prevalent among white Americans, including most white liberals and progressives.
The fundamentalists “want to silence us, but it is not working,” said Morena Herrera, president of the group leading the “Freedom for the 17″ campaign, which seeks to free from prison 17 women unjustly incarcerated on abortion-related charges, in an interview with RH Reality Check.
The leader of a national anti-choice lobby group said Sunday that Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law was always intended to shutter legal abortion clinics.
The Obama administration announced another change to the religious accommodation to the birth control benefit, and predictably conservatives hate it.
The controversy resurfaced last week when Washingtonian.com reported that Washington, D.C.’s Department of Health had similar trouble with posting condom ads to Twitter.
When the media neglects to cover Black missing person stories, it is omitting the fact that people care about missing Black women and girls, and permitting the conditions for this toxic environment of invisibility and violent actions with no recourse to thrive.
While national attention is focused on the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, researchers and advocates in different cities across the country are pointing out the obvious—this problem is larger than one town.
The lawsuits seek the full incident report from the Michael Brown shooting and an order preventing the Ferguson, Missouri, police department from blocking citizens and the media from filming police activities.
Obama said that there is no excuse for violence against police or for vandalism and looting, but that there is also no excuse for using excessive force against peaceful protesters who are exercising their First Amendment rights.