Tag Archives: Alabama

Alabama trying to be even more anti-immigrant than Arizona

TweetAlabama may adopt anti-immigration legislation that’s even worse than Arizona’s infamous SB 1070. The bill, which a proponent describes as “an Arizona bill with an Alabama twist,” has been sent to Gov. Robert Bentley, who has until tomorrow to act. Colorlines reports: Like Arizona’s SB 1070, the bill mandates that police investigate and detain anyone [...]
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Alabama may finally acknowledge Jim Crow era rape of Recy Taylor

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetAlmost 67 years ago during the Jim Crow era,  Recy Taylor was raped and held at gunpoint by seven white men in Abbeville, Alabama on September 3 in 1944.  Unfortunately, her rape was one of many cases where a black woman never got justice.  Because the multiple men who raped her were white men from [...]
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