Even after the death of an American woman shot by a Mexican national, San Francisco is still determined to keep its law for protecting illegal immigrants.
It was reported that a 32-year-old woman named Kate Steinle was shot by a Mexican national named Francisco Sanchez last year. Sanchez was staying in the United States illegally. He was said to have shot her in a random shooting. Sanchez, who has been deported five times, already had ongoing drug charges when he was charged with her murder, as per Daily Mail.
The case sparked debate on the protection of illegal immigrants in San Francisco. The law provided stipulated that authorities are not obliged to tell immigration authories about encountering illegal immigrants. The rule was questioned after the happenings concerning Sanchez. more >>
NEW YORK — There's a new religion exploding on the campuses of American universities and colleges, says Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at New York University, Jonathan Haidt. And if it isn't stopped, it might just be better to shut them all down in the next 10 or 20 years.
The religion of fundamental social justice sweeping across college campuses is so alarming, intense, and dripping with such extreme liberal fundamentalism, says Haidt, it has created an existential crisis for American academia while punishing heretics with public shame.
"There is an extremely intense, fundamental social justice religion that's taking over, not all students, but a very strong [space] of it, at all our colleges and universities. They are prosecuting blasphemy and this is where we are," Haidt warned an audience about the religion at a lecture billed "The American University's New Assault on Free Speech," organized by the Manhattan Institute in New York City this week. more >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.
Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that shook the country and intensified debate over U.S. race relations. more >>
A district court has finally issued an order for schools in the school district of Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate.
This decision comes 50 years after a group of 131 students and their parents filed an action suit against Bolivar County, which is now known as the Cleveland School District, claiming that the county was still operating schools "on a racially segregated basis," according to a report from CNN.
The decision also comes 62 years after the Supreme Court made a ruling saying that segregation is unconstitutional but despite that, schools in the town of Cleveland are still segregated as black and white, with the now-defunct Illinois Central Railroad tracks serving as the dividing line. The CNN report cited the court opinion that came with the order, which said that "half of Cleveland's schools – the schools on the east side of the railroad tracks enroll a student body that is at least 20 percent more white than the student population." more >>
An American man has pleaded guilty after pulling off the hijab of a Muslim woman while on a plane ride. According to a report by Independent UK, the incident happened back in December last year during a flight with Southwest Airlines from Chicago to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The suspect, identified as Gill Parker Payne from North Carolina, admitted on his own that he ripped off the hijab of the Muslim woman, who was identified in court by the letters KA, as per the court documents. He disclosed that when he saw the woman sitting a few rows in front of him, it crossed his mind that she should not be wearing the head garment in America. Thus, he went up to her to do something about it.
Without knowing who she is but knowing the hijab is of religious significance to Muslims, Payne shouted at the woman: "Take this off. This is America." He then pulled the hijab off K.A., exposing her concealed head. Carbonate.tv detailed that K.A. felt violated that she quickly put her hijab back on. more >>
Is Islamophobia accelerating global warming? That question was the focus of a lecture hosted by the highly regarded Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday.
According to an advertisement posted on MIT's website, the MIT Global Studies and Language Department's Ecology and Justice Forum hosted Ghassan Hage, a Lebanese-born future generation professor at the University of Melbourne, for a discussion on the connection between two major focuses for liberal social and environmental justice warriors — Islamophobia and global warming.
"This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis," the online advertisement states. more >>