Politics

LGBTQ rights in Texas

Texas Governor Removes LGBTQ Youth Resources From State Website Following Battle With Conservative Political Rival 

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has already signed some of the most outrageous and offensive anti-inclusion laws in existence over the past year, from approving a ban on discussions of race and racism in schools to restricting medical treatment for transgender children to endorsing a law allowing social workers to…

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley Invokes Model Minority Myth, Tells Judicial Nominee Lucy Koh He Supports ‘Her People’ and ‘Their Work Ethic’

Even though he has had a Korean American daughter-in-law for more than four decades, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (who, at 88, is the oldest member of the Senate) still doesn’t appear to know how to avoid using racist or otherwise harmful language while at the Capitol. Kimmy Yam of NBC…

Bruce Lee

Florida County Named After Gen. Robert E. Lee Could Soon Be Renamed in Honor of Bruce Lee

Organizers in Lee County, Florida, are attempting to “rebrand” the place they call home originally named after notorious and racist Confederate General Robert E. Lee to now honor actor, martial artist and cultural icon Bruce Lee.  Kynala Phillips of NBC News has reported that “in an effort to ‘eradicate’ racism…

Wisconsin welcome sign

Wisconsin Lawmakers Attempt To Ban Words Like ‘Woke,’ ‘Systemic Racism’ and ‘White Supremacy’ From State School Curriculum

Legislators in Wisconsin have taken the conservative battle against education on social justice and racial equality to a whole new level, attempting to not only ban teaching the concepts in the state’s schools but also proposing restrictions on using the very words to describe the concepts. The Hill’s Reid Wilson…

Greyhound bus

Greyhound Agrees to $2.2-Million Settlement for Allowing Customs Officials To Perform Illegal Immigration Sweeps on Its Buses

In Washington state, at least, border patrol agents will no longer be able to illegally sweep Greyhound bus lines looking for illegal immigrants. Nicholas K. Geranios of the Associated Press reported that “Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing…