Articles by Benjamin Barber
January 15, 2020 -
With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, many young Americans from economically struggling communities across the South and elsewhere have turned to the military as a solution for student debt.
December 19, 2019 -
Across the South, a growing number of communities are wrestling with Confederate and other white-supremacist symbols in public spaces, as state laws complicate their handling.
December 10, 2019 -
With the 2020 elections approaching, efforts to repeal laws that strip ex-felons of their voting rights are gaining momentum across the South.
November 22, 2019 -
As the movement to reform the U.S. criminal justice system gains steam, advocates are taking steps to change racist and classist cash bail policies in communities from North Carolina to Kentucky to Texas.
November 7, 2019 -
As the 2020 election approaches, Southern states are pursuing purges of voting rolls that can disrupt the electoral process — but voting rights advocates are pushing back.
October 25, 2019 -
Despite the Supreme Court's 65-year-old landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling establishing that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, school secession efforts like the one now underway in Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish are leading to more segregated schools.
October 11, 2019 -
With states taking aim at abortion rights and finding a sympathetic ear at a Supreme Court that's become more conservative under President Trump, Planned Parenthood has unveiled a $45 million effort to elect politicians who support abortion access.