Civil Rights & Social Justice

Why it’s more important than ever to teach Holocaust education in our schools |...

By showing that the tragedy of the Holocaust is not only a tragedy in Jewish history but a lesson for everyone, Holocaust education can serve to foster civics and ethics education.

Most of my family was wiped out by the Nazis. There’s no ‘first place’...

By Abby SchraderSix million Jewish men, women and children were killed in the extermination camps of Nazi Germany. They were dehumanized by a government policy that called for the extermination of the untermenshchen—of whom...

The forgotten history of America’s segregated swimming pools and amusement parks | Opinion

These spaces provoked the most intense fears of racial mixing among young men and women. Scantily clad bathers flirting and playing raised the specter of interracial sex and some feared for young white women’s safety.

On the eve of Trump’s immigration raids, protesters call for shutdown of Berks Family...

For 90 minutes, attendees chanted "Shame" and "Shut Down Berks" in both English and Spanish; sang songs, and heard stories of people who had been held in the detention center -- either separated or with their children.

Immigrant families detained in coming Trump crackdown could be held in Berks County facility

Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli said Wednesday that the raids are “absolutely going to happen,” although he wouldn’t specify a timeline, CNN reported.

Abortion rights are under attack nationwide. We have to push back on every front...

Women do not deserve to be judged. We deserve to be heard; we deserve to be understood; and we will have our rights protected.

The Legislature’s failure to pass a minimum wage hike, while eliminating General Assistance, was...

Eliminating the General Assistance program is simply the wrong decision. It is one of the most vital human services programs we have in our state today, while also amounting to a relatively small portion of the state budget.

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill that tied voting machine funding to end of straight-ticket ballots

“Pennsylvania must secure its elections and provide real reform that makes it easier to vote,” Wolf said in a statement Friday.

Why a Pa. House resolution recognizing the Stonewall riots didn’t happen on the 50th...

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta is the first LGBTQ person of color to be elected to Pennsylvania's General Assembly. It's part of the reason the Philadelphia Democrat wanted the state House to recognize the 50th anniversary...

Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria: How much power does that powerful image have?...

By Nicole Smith Dahmen and Paul SlovicWhen the Associated Press published Julia Le Duc’s photograph of a drowned Salvadoran man, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, it sparked outrage on...