Organizers say the march was meant to raise awareness of racial injustice across the United States. Unlike in Missouri, the protest in Savannah proceeded without incidents of violence or conflicts between protestors and police.
African-American groups and some education advocates want Georgia school officials to collect better data on what they call a "pipeline" from schools to prison. One Texas study tracked over a million kids and determined that -- even accounting for poverty and other factors -- black students were much more likely than whites to receive harsher punishment for similar non-violent and non-drug-related offenses like truancy, improper dress and using cell phones.
Groups opposed to legislation that would affect Georgia’s immigrants rallied at the state capitol today. Latino and civil rights groups are warning that any bill encouraging racial profiling will be fought in court.