The Southern Poverty Law Center says education about the civil rights movement remains woefully inadequate in a majority of states. But a study released today found Georgia is one of only three states to get an “A” in teaching students about the movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center looked at what students are expected to know about the movement and how schools teach the subject to students in grades K through 12.
A civil rights coalition will begin monitoring 28 jurisdictions after a federal judge ruled that Georgia law enforcement can ask a person to prove their legal status. Immigration advocates want to make sure officers don’t go beyond the letter of the law.
A report released Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center says the federal guest worker program encourages employers to exploit foreign workers. There are about 11 thousand guest workers in Georgia.
Mexican and Guatemalan laborers probably won’t see any of the back pay they’re owed by a Franklin-based forestry contractor. A federal Judge in Atlanta this week ordered Eller and Sons Trees, Inc. to pay $11.8 million to the guest workers, but neither side thinks that will happen.
Pvt. Isaac Aguigui held the Army's lowest rank and never saw combat, yet Georgia prosecutors say he was able to recruit more experienced and higher-ranking troops to do his bidding as part of an anti-government militia inside the U.S. military.
The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate a complaint that Georgia’s school funding formula discriminates against students with disabilities. The complaint, filed by The Southern Poverty Law Center in November, alleges that schools receive more money when they keep disabled students in separate classrooms.
The Justice Department said four Georgia men arrested earlier this week and charged with plotting to buy explosives are part of a fringe militia group. But just how many of those groups are active in Georgia is unclear.
Two Cobb County police officers are facing a federal civil rights lawsuit. They are accused of arresting and beating of an unarmed Latino man. They were allegedly operating under a program that allows local officers to enforce federal immigration law.