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Aug 4, 2015, 1:17
Pro-Confederate battle flag rallies, like the one pictured above, are scheduled this weekend.

Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Scheduled this Weekend

07.03.2015

Over the weekend when most Americans celebrate the founding of the United States, some activists have decided to show support for the flag of those who sought to split this country apart to defend the institution of slavery. As of the morning of July 3, the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) has documented plans for at least 46 pro-Confederate flag rallies, 40 of them set to take place over the holiday weekend (see map and chart below).

Another Church Burns - Was it a Racially Motivated Fire?

Another Church Burns - Was it a Racially Motivated Fire?

07.01.2015

Under the headline “No Evidence of Hate Crimes in Fires at Black Churches,” the New York Times on June 29 reported, “officials say they have found no evidence that the blazes were hate crimes.”  They have also found no suspects, as of this writing, so the investigations continue.  Some of the fires may have been set by mischievous youngsters armed with wooden clothespins turned into a mechanism that shoots lighted kitchen matches.  But it is simply too early to tell anything, much less decide that there was “no evidence” of a hate crime in any of these fires.

IREHR Applauds Marriage Equality Ruling

IREHR Applauds Marriage Equality Ruling

06.26.2015
The Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) applauds the historic Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality in all fifty states. It is an important step on our path to equality. IREHR will continue to monitor the activities of those groups and individuals who have pledged resistance and defiance to the Supreme Court's ruling.