Blog of Rights

What's Next for Flint?

A newly announced plan to permanently keep Flint on the Detroit-based regional water system has both sparked hope and raised important questions. And if the six arrests for disorderly conduct made...

Remembering Rolland O'Hare: 1925-2017

April 19, 2017
Photo: Detroit Walk to Freedom, June 23, 1963. Rolland O'Hare photographed far left with his young daughter on his shoulders.   A longtime advocate for civil rights and social justice, Rolland “...

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Tunnel Vision: A Deep Dive Into the Source of Flint's Water Crisis

This story first published on the Detroit Metro Times. On Wednesday, as this story was going to press, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver unexpectedly announced support for a plan to permanently stay with the...

In Defense of Public Education

Michigan public education is being eroded – through the advancement of for-profit charter schools, by way of threats of school closures, and now with the diversion of public school funding to private...

Kaplan: Title IX and Trans Students in the Trump Era

Shameful. Political pandering. Heartless. Cowardly. A terrible message to send to some of our most vulnerable youth. All of these are appropriate responses to the Trump Administration’s recent...

The Controversy Behind Michigan's Emergency Manager Law and Its Role in the Flint Water Crisis

Michigan’s emergency manager law is once again being fingered as a primary culprit in the lead poisoning of Flint’s water supply. First, it was a gubernatorial task force. Then a bi-partisan...

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