U.S. Continues Dark Legacy of Forced Sterilization: “They’re Experimenting With Our Bodies”

Immigrant women at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, with little to no knowledge of the medical procedure, were forced to undergo unwanted hysterectomies.

The United States has an ugly, and often hidden history of forced sterilization of immigrants, people of color, indigenous women, and anyone else seen as “unfit,” and therefore expendable, by the powers that be.

Trump Attacks on Fair Housing Will Hurt Marginalized Communities the Most

The Trump administration rolled back a HUD rule that allows potential victims of housing discrimination to challenge unjustified policies, practices or covert forms of discrimination that disproportionately harm them—the latest in a series of Trump administration assaults on civil rights.

The ACLU and our partners will continue to fight through litigation and advocacy to challenge these discriminatory new HUD rules and restore the critical housing protections that will ensure all people—including the most vulnerable and marginalized communities—have equal access to housing.

Voting Rights are Reproductive Rights: Legislators Across 19 States on 19th Amendment’s Legacy

Reproductive freedom and voting are intrinsically linked.

“As long as women’s reproductive freedom continues to be politicized, women must vote.”

“Controlling women’s bodies has been a method of subjugation for centuries, as has been hindering and preventing people from voting, a central pillar of our democracy. Notably, we cannot truly get or keep one without the other.”

In Defense of the “1619 Project”

The “1619 Project” is critical in bringing the U.S. up to par in taking responsibility for slavery, and, perhaps even more so, in taking action to repairing the educational standard around slaver and all the ways its influence continues to permeate the United States.

It is no wonder white historians and senators alike feel threatened; Sen. Tom Cotton’s feet are firmly planted in the faith of American exceptionalism, so to him and those who share his beliefs, a curriculum that reveals a not-so-exceptional U.S. is earth-shattering.

The Lost Season: COVID-19’s Impact on Underrepresented Playwrights

Donnetta Grays is just one of many playwrights whose productions were cut short this year due to COVID-19—since the spring season is generally when theaters “take more risks” in producing shows outside of the traditional canon. So the pandemic, unsurprisingly, is disproportionately affecting playwrights who produce such “radical” work—namely, Black, queer and marginalized writers.

The Kilroys’ LIST aims to memorialize those productions.