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Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Found Guilty of Hate Crimes

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Found Guilty of Hate Crimes

(Washington, D.C). - Earlier Tuesday, a federal jury convicted three white men for committing hate crimes and attempting to kidnap Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. The three men are already serving life sentences in prison after being convicted of murder after a trial...

Do You Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Do You Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases, one involving Harvard and the other the University of North Carolina, that could reshape college admissions. Both schools are being accused of race-based discrimination in their admission practices. In the coming year,...

Court: Arkansas judge immune from suit over excessive fines

Court: Arkansas judge immune from suit over excessive fines

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a state judge is immune from a lawsuit by a civil rights group that accused him of violating the constitutional rights of poor defendants by imposing excessive fines and jail time when they...

In Arbery Hate Crimes Trial, Racism Will Take Center Stage

In Arbery Hate Crimes Trial, Racism Will Take Center Stage

"ATLANTA — The killing of George Floyd catalyzed a period of national soul-searching about race and racism that has touched nearly every aspect of American life. But in a number of high-profile trials since then — including in the murder of Mr. Floyd and the killing...