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6th Circuit reverses hate-crime convictions of Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks

A federal appeals court has reversed the hate-crime convictions of 16 members of an Amish sect in Ohio accused of cutting the beards and hair of others. 44 more words


People We Love: Lydia Brown, Washington, DC

The New Idealist recently published ‘The Autism Issue.’ Lydia Brown writes about the future of the autistic rights movement. As with disability rights in general, there’s a long road ahead. 203 more words

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Little Known Black History Fact: Yusef Hawkins

Yusef Hawkins, a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy, was killed August 23, 1989 in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York by an angry white mob. Bensonhurst, a predominantly Italian neighborhood, became the center of attention and the target of several race-related protests led by religious and civic leaders such as… 330 more words


Hate Crimes

Not long ago, one of my good friends was preparing to marry the man of her dreams.  She had searched for the perfect dress and in a moment of tearful triumph, pulled it from the rack.  1,566 more words