Monthly Archives: May 2012

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A Look at the Racial Disparities Inherent in Our Nation’s Criminal-Justice System SOURCE: AP/ California Department of Corrections Eliminating the racial disparities inherent to our nation’s criminal-justice policies and practices must be at the heart of…

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Trial for the honor killing in the UK

This is a video about the Shafilea Ahmed Trial in the UK, where Ahmed’s parents are being tried for her “honor” killing on Sept. 11, 2003. Shafilea was 17 when she disappeared in 2003, but her body was not discovered until … Continue reading

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NAACP backs same-sex marriage as a civil right

According to the New York Times, the N.A.A.C.P. voted to endorse same-sex marriage a week after President Barack Obama publicly supported the cause. The 64-member board of the N.A.A.C.P. voted to pass a resolution supporting the cause at the group’s … Continue reading

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Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail

According to the New York Times, Dharun Ravi, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, while he had a sexual encounter with another man. The case gained the nation’s … Continue reading

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Pope praises US efforts welcoming immigrants

According to ABC News, Pope Benedict XVI backed the commitment of bishops in the U.S. on immigration reform, saying that he praises the “great generosity” of American Catholics in welcoming new immigrants. Over the last few months the bishop held … Continue reading

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Syrian conflict cannot end unless genuine talks begin, says Mood

According to ABC News, the head of a UN observer team in Syria said on Friday that the conflict could not come to a permanent end unless there is a genuine conversation between both sides in the conflict, which has … Continue reading

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N.C. becomes latest state to ban gay marriage

North Carolina becomes the latest state to favor marriage as a union between one man and one woman in the battle over the legality of same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, the state amended their Constitution to say that “marriage between one … Continue reading

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