April 28, 2011 Direct | Published by the Applied Research Center

May Day Rallies Reveal America’s True Self—Its Promise and Its Fear

Several hundred thousand very diverse people will assert their Americanness on Sunday. Rinku Sen explains why a few loud voices will freak out.

A Year After SB 1070, the Deportation Pipeline Still Begins in Washington

From Arizona to Georgia, states are making draconian policy. But the feds remain the problem. Seth Freed Wessler reports from the border.

The Love Story That Made Marriage a Fundamental Right

An intimate new documentary profiles Richard and Mildred Loving’s quiet activism. Asraa Mustufa talks with the director at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Also:Alabama Senate Apologizes to Recy Taylor for 1944 Rape Case


Racist Campaigning Is Here to Stay
Donald Trump is just a preview of what’s to come in the 2012 elections.

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to ‘Stealing’ Son’s Education
A homeless mom faces 20 years in jail for using a friend’s address to send her 5-year-old to school.

Weighing Solutions to Hate Crime After Brutal Baltimore Attack
Reina Gossett of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project argues law enforcement is part of the problem, not the solution.

It’s Time to Talk to Employers About Domestic Workers’ Rights
Workers are slowly learning about their rights under the landmark New York law. But what about bosses?

Mumia Abu-Jamal Gets New Sentencing Hearing
A U.S. Appeals Court has ruled he must be granted a new hearing within six months.

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