September 25, 2015 -
The recent case of Ahmed Mohamed, a Sudanese-American student in Irving, Texas who was detained for bringing a homemade clock to school, has shed light on tension between the Dallas suburb's racially diverse population and its nearly entirely white local leadership — a dynamic that has persisted despite efforts to ensure local leadership reflects the broader community.
May 8, 2015 -
What do the numbers say about racial segregation in Southern cities? Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans are among the most racially divided, while Texas suburbs top the list for integration.
January 13, 2015 -
Last week, Durham, North Carolina became the latest Southern community to roll out the welcome mat for unaccompanied immigrant children. While some Southern cities have met the children with anti-immigrant sentiment, here are seven Southern communities that opened their arms instead.
December 11, 2013 -
After decades of inaction, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking action against Dallas for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act.
August 23, 2013 -
North Carolina has been grabbing national headlines for its efforts to restrict access to the franchise, but it's not alone, as recent developments in Texas and Arkansas make clear.
October 26, 2012 -
With True the Vote and other tea party-affiliated groups planning a massive poll-watching effort for this election, voting rights advocates are mobilizing in unprecedented numbers to fight back against intimidation.
May 23, 2012 -
A new database tracks exonerations of people who were falsely convicted of crimes, finding that almost a third of them took place in Southern states.