Race and uncomfortable, (literally) buried truths: not much has changed in Jasper, Texas

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 9:38 am

“It’s our custom, here in the South, here in Jasper. We have the same cemetery, but we don’t mix the white and the black graves. They’re separate. Put a black up here? No, no, we wouldn’t do that. That would be against our custom, against our way of doing things.” – Albert K. Snell, 80, [...]

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act Passes – Reactions

By: Thursday October 22, 2009 5:45 pm

UPDATE (9PM ET): More reactions are below the fold. From National Center for Transgender Equality: Hate Crimes Bill Passes Historic First Federal Protections of Transgender People In an historic move, the United States Senate, by a vote of 68 to 29, joined the House of Representatives in passing The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. [...]

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