Blog of Rights

Fancher: Law Enforcement Must Move Past Conversations To Action

As the black body count continues to mount, there are incessant calls for a “conversation” about how to improve police/community relations. As a consequence, well-meaning representatives of the...

Ehlena and Wonder’s Supreme Court Case: The Right and Wrong Way to Treat Students with Disabilities

The story behind the disability rights case being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Halloween is a story about the contrast between kindness and cruelty, a story about the right way and the wrong...

Trans Youth Underscores Importance of Courage in the Face of Bigoted Backlash

October 14, 2016
A remarkable event quietly took place recently in Saugatuck. A panel of courageous women and men took the stage at the local arts center to share with area residents their experience as transgender...

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Why Millennial Voters Could Shape The Election Like No Generation Before Them

By Hannah Pollard-Garber, Guest Blogger This November, the Millennial generation has the potential to shape the outcome of the election unlike any generation before it.  Millennials, defined as...

Lansing Watchdog: Zeroing In on the Failures of Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies in Schools

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – Week of September 19, 2016 The Michigan Legislature has only 15 scheduled session days for the 2015-16 legislative session, and they have a lot they should do. As...

Fixes to Flint Still Too Slow a Year After Tests Disproved State Claims About Water Safety

One year ago, on Sept. 15, 2015, a press conference was held on the lawn in front of Flint City Hall. Gathered before a small throng of reporters were members of Flint’s Coalition for Clean Water,...

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