September 13, 2018 -
In 1868, Southern states held constitutional conventions in which recently freed black men helped eliminate vestiges of the Confederacy and draft progressive blueprints for state government. While some of the provisions survived Jim Crow, conservative politicians today are chipping away at Reconstruction's radical legacy.
August 22, 2018 -
Responding to protesters' toppling of the "Silent Sam" Confederate monument on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus this week, the student government's undergraduate executive branch issued this powerful statement praising the action and calling for further steps to ensure that every student feels welcomed.
July 11, 2018 -
The organization's special rapporteur on extreme poverty presented a report last month documenting his disturbing findings in states including Alabama, Georgia and West Virginia.
June 29, 2018 -
Dealing a blow to the labor movement that will disproportionately affect people of color, the conservative majority's ruling that public-sector workers represented by unions should be able to pay nothing for that representation endorses a policy first promoted in the 1940s South by pro-segregation business interests hostile to organized labor because of its work on behalf of racial justice.
June 15, 2018 -
A North Carolina voter charged with violating the state's ban on voting while on probation for a felony is arguing that the policy violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause.
June 15, 2018 -
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. We look back at his historic tour of one of the poorest and most oppressed regions of the United States with a short documentary video by Facing South intern Junior Walters.
June 8, 2018 -
Muslims and immigrants are among the most vulnerable groups, not just in the U.S., but globally. As a human rights activist and attorney, Azadeh Shashahani has worked for over a decade to combat attacks against these communities and to organize them to build power.