civil rights

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PR for People® is actively seeking high school students to write Op-Ed articles about topics covering civil rights, civil disobedience and activism. These articles will be published in the April issue of PR for People “The Connector” Magazine and on the PR for People News portal.

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Latest Posts in civil rights

Protester Arrests: 2007-17

Civil disobedience has been practiced by peaceful protesters long before Henry Thoreau penned the essay with this name after a night in jail for refusing to pay the poll tax. In the US, when protester arrests are mentioned, Rosa Parks’ and Dr. Martin Luther King’s bus protest comes to mind together with an understanding of its roots in the Indian independence movement, led by Mahatma Gandhi. In the last decade, there has been a spike in...


How Much Authority Is Enough?

The issue of civil rights has gotten a lot of play of late in the media. Police behaving like thugs, the TSA practicing "risk-based security," the right of the LGBT community to marry, the NSA listening in – all of these issues raise legitimate concerns about our relationship with authority.

                  It has always been a push-pull with us; there are always “bad guys” looking for an unfair advantage. On the other hand, we...


Reflections

The national landscape of the 1960s unfolded radical and controversial domestic ideologies. At age six, with dreamy innocence and considerable imagination, the parameters of my world filled a smaller, local radius. My Brooklyn surroundings, within a predominantly Jewish and Italian neighborhood, provided a sensual palette of colors and sounds that engaged my childlike sphere.

The neighborhood candy store was my local paradise....


The Truth Begins With Conversation

You might have heard Dr. Fritz Galette on the radio, or you might have seen him on TV. Late last fall, Galette launched “The Dr. Fritz Show” on channel 34 in New York City. Each week “The Dr. Fritz Show” is a magnet for special guests, from “real” people to celebrities who want to engage in genuine conversation. For those of you who are not in New York, “The Dr. Fritz Show” streams from his website, www....


Cop-per Bullets

 

When cop-per bullets desecrate young, black flesh The oppressed, then address, whose son will be next? Bullets to the blue sky; there’s a mob filled with threats, For the sobbing, young mother in her cop-robbed nest

Police keep their dogs on a leash, but who’s the real beast? When children get murdered for being Black in the streets “Suspicious” characters get courted, then asked...