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The Civil Rights Agendas in 2002

Jan 01, 2002

Civil rights advocates are hopeful about the changeover in city government. They see an outgoing mayor who became involved in lawsuits on everything from the content of museum exhibits to


Immigrants Under Attack

Oct 01, 2001

  Like so many people throughout the world, Attar Singh was deeply saddened by the attacks on the World Trade Center, so the evening of September 11th, he went to a


Under Assault And On The Ballot

Oct 01, 2001

At a time when human rights concerns are on the minds of many in the city, particularly Arab Americans, the main office of the New York City Commission on Human


Asian New Yorkers

Sep 01, 2001

New York City is home to more Asian Americans than any other city in the country. As the fastest growing segment of the city population -- over 50 percent since



Aug 01, 2001

When New York was predominately Protestant in the mid-nineteenth century, overt anti-Catholic persecution was common. Thomas Nast cartoons then often reflected a breathtaking anti-Catholic bias. Irish Catholics were drawn as


Transgender Rights

Jul 01, 2001

"We are human beings," one transgender activist repeated over and over at a recent vigil in Sheridan Square. Hundreds had gathered to remember Amanda Milan, 25, a transgendered woman who