Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hijra: India's third gender claims its place in law

The history of the hijra community's stretches back to antiquity. But now, with a new supreme court ruling, India's third gender has finally achieved full legal recognition.

On Tuesday the supreme court of India ruled that transgender people would be recognized on official documents under a separate "third gender" category. The change follows similar legislation in Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. This means that now, for the first time, there are quotas of government jobs and college places for hijras. The decision has been cheered by activists, who say that, despite its distinguished history, the community too often faces violence and harassment. More here.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

RIP Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

“Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.”
--One Hundred Years of Solitude

hayashi satomi

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Life of Justice: Hugo Black Of Alabama

Debbie Elliott talks with biographer Steve Suitts about his new book, Hugo Black Of Alabama. A Supreme Court justice and one-time member of the Klu Klux Klan, Black helped create more uniform laws to protect civil rights after he took a seat on the bench in 1937. Listen to the story here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Peter Coffin

“Untitled -Natural Phenomenon, Volcano Model” 2014
List of Famous Ku Klux Klan Members ranked by fame and notoriety. The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist organization that was founded in 1865 in Tennessee. The KKK is notorious for their promotion of white supremacy, white nationalism and anti-immigration stances. Known for wearing white hoods and robes, individual KKK members are veiled in secrecy. Here is a list of the most famous Ku Klux Klan members.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014