COLORLINES: ANTI-BLACK VIGILANTES, PAST AND PRESENT

Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism

Jamilah King meets with historian Koritha Mitchell to discuss her new book that looks at the legacy of lynching, and it’s enduring relevance today.

Also: Thousands Gather Across Country in Support of Trayvon Martin, Police Chief Takes More Heat

Dharun Ravi, Tyler Clementi and the Hard Work of Truly Stopping Bullies

If we really want to stop bullying, writes Rinku Sen, we can’t just do it from the back end in criminal courts. We have to proactively expand the rights of LGBT people.

The March Madness Statistic You Don’t Hear About: College Grad Rates

Are universities preparing its black basketball players for life after basketball? Hatty Lee Illustrates.

Kris Kobach and the Connection Between Restrictive Voting and Immigration Laws An avowed leader of the anti-immigrant agenda is skipping his job—educating his state’s voters about new voting procedures—to work with groups around the country who want to make obtaining an ID an even thornier process for immigrants.

Why Native American Women Are Battling for Plan B Native American women are three and a half times more likely to be raped in their lifetimes than those of other ethnicities. While some progress has been made since the groundbreaking Tribal Law and Order Act passed in 2010, a new report finds that they’re still fighting. This time it’s for the basic post-assault healthcare.

SXSW 2012 Highlights: Music, Films, and Talks To Remember Jorge Rivas brings you a few highlights from SXSW.

The GOP Isn’t the Only Party That Must Face Younger, Browner Nation Young Democrats are urging the party to spend more time and resources on cultivating the leadership of young people of color.

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.

Obama Responds to Deaf Student in Sign Language The President continues to pull out the charm on the campaign trail.

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