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Betsy DeVos’ Legacy: Transforming How The Education Department Treats Civil Rights

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["Illustration: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost; Photos: Getty The Department of Education, under Secretary Betsy DeVos, has been characterized by disorderly decision-making processes, say some employees and advocates. The U.S....

NAACP Federal Suit: Trump Violated Voting Rights Act

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["The NAACP filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Michigan voters against President Donald Trump and his campaign Friday, accusing both of violating the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Cour...

Supreme Court With Newly Installed Amy Coney Barrett Hears Major LGBTQ Rights Case

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["WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, with its newly expanded conservative majority, is set on Wednesday to hear a dispute over the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to place children for foster care with a Ca...

Civil Rights Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Diversity Training Ban

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["Two civil rights groups filed suit against the Trump administration on Thursday over its executive order banning diversity training, calling it an unconstitutional assault on free speech and equal rights under the l...

Lucille Bridges, Mother Of Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges, Dead At 86

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["NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lucille Bridges, the mother of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who walked with her then-6-year-old daughter past crowds screaming racist slurs as she became the first Black student at her all-...

Laverne Cox Wants To Reframe Narrative Around Transgender Rights With New Project

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["Leave it to Laverne Cox to shine bright amid both a pandemic and a politically divisive moment for the world. A Netflix documentary she executive-produced, “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen,” debuted to great accla...

Inside The Fight For Abortion Rights On A Catholic Campus

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["Above: Megan King poses for a portrait on the campus of Saint Mary’s College on Oct. 22 in Notre Dame, Indiana. Credit: Evan Cobb for HuffPost Two years ago, when Megan King enrolled at Saint Mary’s College, a priva...

Voting RIghts Advocates Hope To Stave Off Intimidation At Polls

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["BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American st...