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Protection and promotion of basic human rights and civil liberties. These stories revolve around advocating for and protecting individual, social, and justice rights as well as work to eliminate discrimination and to increase equity between different demographics of people.

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Black People Are Charged at a Higher Rate Than Whites. What if Prosecutors Didn't Know Their Race?

Black People Are Charged at a Higher Rate Than ...
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LGBTQ activist hopes attack, liaison committee can unite community

LGBTQ activist hopes attack, liaison committee ...
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A Hub for Justice

A Hub for Justice
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No Background Check, Drug Test or Credit Check. You're Hired!

No Background Check, Drug Test or Credit Check....
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'We Need To Evolve': Police Get Help To Improve Hate Crime Tracking

'We Need To Evolve': Police Get Help To Improve...
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How a new district attorney is shaking up the justice system in midcoast Maine

How a new district attorney is shaking up the j...
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‘People aren't disabled, their city is': inside Europe's most accessible city

‘People aren't disabled, their city is': inside...
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Hate Comes to Dayton, and Dayton Unites Against It

Hate Comes to Dayton, and Dayton Unites Against It
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The Cities Funding Legal Defense for Immigrants

The Cities Funding Legal Defense for Immigrants
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Can the political divide be mended by bringing rural and urban students together?

Can the political divide be mended by bringing ...
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Once Enemies, Now Police Join Forces With Violence Data Activists

Once Enemies, Now Police Join Forces With Viole...
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How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day

How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail Thi...
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They threw this mom in jail over a probation violation. These activists bailed her out.

They threw this mom in jail over a probation vi...
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This Woman Spent Last Mother's Day in Jail. This Year, She's Bailing Moms Out.

This Woman Spent Last Mother's Day in Jail. Thi...
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'Hate is always local': the Swedish city that said no to neo-Nazis

'Hate is always local': the Swedish city that s...
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Woman develops ‘Not Reaching' pouch to save black lives during traffic stops

Woman develops ‘Not Reaching' pouch to save bla...
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This truck is making sure the homeless have clean clothes

This truck is making sure the homeless have cle...
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A Nazi flag led this Western Mayberry to confront hate once again. Now Fruita aims to send a different message.

A Nazi flag led this Western Mayberry to confro...
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“What Does the World Beyond Jails and Prisons Look Like?”

“What Does the World Beyond Jails and Prisons L...
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Graffiti punished by reading - 'It worked!' says prosecutor

Graffiti punished by reading - 'It worked!' say...
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They Found a Way to Use Science in the Fight for Human Rights – and It's Working

They Found a Way to Use Science in the Fight fo...
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Fighting Bias, Block by Block

Fighting Bias, Block by Block
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How Tribes Are Harnessing Cutting-Edge Data to Plan for Climate Change

How Tribes Are Harnessing Cutting-Edge Data to ...
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DAs Have This Blueprint for Rethinking Criminal Justice

DAs Have This Blueprint for Rethinking Criminal...
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Native justice: How tribal values shape Judge Abby's court

Native justice: How tribal values shape Judge A...
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