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  • Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us

    The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason. "The bystander effect," explains Psychology Today on its website, "occurs when the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening in...
  • 1964: A violent, historic year in Florida

    1964: A violent, historic year in Florida
    March 6, 1964: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his only visit to Orlando. Civil-rights leaders from St. Augustine come to Orlando seeking help from King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the "St. Augustine Movement" underway to...
  • Rekha Basu: 'Freedom Summer,' a reminder our work is not finished

    Until she went to college, Patti Miller had never so much as spoken to a black person. There were few opportunities in her hometown of Jefferson, Iowa. And when she might occasionally see someone of African ancestry in Des Moines, her mother would...
  • 50 years on, race relations in Mississippi take a far different tone

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. Emily Dannenberg stepped off an air-conditioned tour bus into oppressive Mississippi heat. The white Columbia University graduate student had come to this steamy rural town on Monday with a mission: to mentor both black and white...
  • LBJ's second great battle: Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

    When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'

    Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'
    Parishioners from a Lincoln Park Roman Catholic parish are marching in today's Pride Parade to show their solidarity with Dignity Chicago, an independent ministry for gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics. More than a dozen parishioners from St....
  • 'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue

    'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue
    Civil rights veterans plan to honor the 50th anniversary of Mississippi's Freedom Summer project by taking on an even bigger challenge: Turning the South's red states blue. Actually, they don't express it in terms quite that partisan. Whether the states...
  • L.A. gives $215,000 to man who wore KKK hood to meeting, got ejected

    L.A. gives $215,000 to man who wore KKK hood to meeting, got ejected
    The City of Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice...
  • L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting

    L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting
    Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice resident...
  • 50 years after Mississippi murders, America retreats on civil rights

    Fifty years ago this month, three young civil rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Miss. One was an African-American, and the other two were Jewish-Americans. Their last names Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner stand for the...
  • Kato Kaelin, 20 years later, on O.J., unwanted fame and media lies

     Kato Kaelin, 20 years later, on O.J., unwanted fame and media lies
    Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, I was awakened by persistent knocking on my guesthouse door. An LAPD officer was at the door because two beautiful people, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, had lost their lives. Me? I was a wanna-be actor from...