The Southern Poverty Law Center has just issued a statement praising the Scott County Central School District in Sikeston for its decision to officially remove discriminatory language against same-sex couples from rules governing its high school prom.
The decision was sparked by Stacy Dawson, a 17- ... More >>
Update: Dawson received word today that he'll be able to bring his boyfriend to prom.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is challenging a rural southeast Missouri high school for allegedly telling a student he can't bring a same-sex date to prom.
Scott County Senior High School student Stacy Dawson s ... More >>
Brian Nieves earns another honor.Brian Nieves is no fan of the Riverfront Times. And, today, we're guessing the same can be said about the Southern Poverty Law Center. This week the the civil-rights organization named the Missouri state senator (R - Washington) as one of its "Dirty Dozen" associa ... More >>
Image viaYou know what they say, no noose is good noose.Two St. Louis sheriff's deputies say it is, and the outcome of their workplace discrimination lawsuit against their boss, Sheriff James Murphy, may hinge on convincing jurors that the iconic hangman's knot does indeed symbolize prejudice.Wal ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a report suggesting that the number of extremist groups operating in the U.S. grew by 244 percent last year. According to the report, the number of these anti-government movements went from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 -- an addition of 363 new groups in ... More >>
Will this Internet-famous St. Louis protester be there?I'm not sure if the People's Settlement would fall under the category of an extremist militia as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But this I know, the People's Settlement are not Tea Party activists. No, far from it. So who/what is ... More >>
It now comes with a half-hearted apology/introduction full of hillbilly jokes. If you missed it when it debuted on the Interwebz last month, prepare to be embarrassed for Kansas congressman Bill Otto (Republican, duh), who composed an Obama diss track after returning from a family reunion in the Oza ... More >>