Blog of Rights

We Should All Agree on Vouchers Issue

September 01, 2000
Whether or not you agree with all the American Civil Liberties Union does, surely we agree that public education must be defended. Public education is the cornerstone of American democracy. An...

Should Cap on Number of Charter Schools be Lifted?

March 15, 2000
Gov. John Engler is likely to soon renew a push to raise the limit on the number of charter schools that can be authorized by Michigan universities. This is in spite of already having been rebuffed...

Driving While Black: What it is and Why it’s Important

Almost every African-American or Latino can tell a story about being pulled over by the police for no apparent reason other than the color of his or her skin, especially if he or she happened to be...

DWB: What the ACLU is Doing

The ACLU has established a national toll-free hotline to report incidents of racial profiling of motorists. Calling 1-877-6-PROFILE will allow callers to begin a registration process that will help...

Conyers Moves to Stop Driving While Black Violations

It’s called DWB — Driving While Black. And while it is not a crime, too many police officers treat it as if it were. U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, and others say officers stop an unwarranted...

Summarized Highlights of Patriot II

In passing the USA PATRIOT Act (PATRIOT Act I), Congress expanded the powers of the government to spy on individuals, reduce the oversight of such activities, and ultimately increase the secrecy with...

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