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Arizona school under fire for teaching literature that outlines the ‘benefits of slavery’

An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.  Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa. 

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Woman who left kids in car during job interview granted supervised visits

A woman accused of leaving her two young children alone in her vehicle while she attended a job interview was granted supervised visits with her children. Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her 8-month and 2-year-old sons unattended during a job interview in Scottsdale. 

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Update: Darren Sharper in LA court today

Former NFL star Darren Sharper returns to court Thursday for a hearing in Los Angeles that will determine whether he is released on bail. The decision follows a new set of charges against Sharper alleging that he sexually assaulted and drugged two women in Tempe, Ariz. last year. 

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Arizona governor rejects anti-gay discrimination bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to deny service to members of the LGBT community. The controversial Senate Bill 1062, gave owners to right to deny clients based on their religious beliefs that being gay was immoral.

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Petition seeks to free wrongfully convicted trans activist Monica Jones

A petition by the Sex Workers Outreach Project is calling for the release of Monica Jones. Jones, who is a trans and sex workers rights activist and student at Arizona State University, was profiled and falsely arrested through a prostitution diversion program called Project Rose. The petition calls for not just Jones’ release, but to […]

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Arizona Sheriff to be monitored after accusation of racial profiling surface

An independent monitor and community advisory board has been appointed to ensure that an Arizona sheriff isn’t practicing unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office singled out Latinos.

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Arizona Cracks Down on Accents

It seems we’ve reached a new type of nadir in American race relations. The status quo has been threatened. All of this talk about a new majority has roused some sort of fear down in Arizona and it doesn’t seem like that State is enthusiastic about joining the new Post Racial America. And the legislation […]

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Razing Arizona

I guess I have to start protesting Arizona, née Mexico, which sucks because I’m totally not into marching, making colorful signs, or shouting rhymes in unison with a bunch of people.  I suppose, then, that I have to resort to other means of expressing my disapproval.  At first I thought I’d boycott  U.S. Airways, an […]

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