American attorney and legal scholar. Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund from 1961 to 1984.
Involved in numerous high-profile cases, including Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation in public schools.
Greenberg argued a total of 40 civil rights cases before the US Supreme Court, winning almost all of them.
The most notable was Brown v. Board of Education, in which he argued as co-counsel with Thurgood Marshall.
November 21, 2021 Civil Rights, Human Rights
American politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1923 to 1973.
Ushered the major civil rights legislation of the mid-20th century through the House of Representatives.
In 1965, Celler proposed and steered to passage the Hart-Celler Act, also known as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which eliminated national origins as a consideration for immigration. He was also the principal author of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
November 21, 2021 Civil Rights, Human Rights, Government
Academic and lecture who is the founding director of Paideia, The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
Paideia was established in 2001 through a monetary grant given by the Swedish government.
I think there’s a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this poi- nt in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural... I think we’re gonna be part of that transformation which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies that they once were in the last century. Jews are gonna be at the center of that. Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role, and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.
Academic best known for his work on race and social class.
The co-founder of the “New Abolitionist Society” and co-editor of the journal “Race Traitor”, the motto of which was “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.” Noel Ignatiev’s academic work was frequently linked to his call to “abolish the white race”.
The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists… Make no mistake about it: we intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as 'the white race' is destroyed—not 'deconstructed' but destroyed.
May 21, 2021 Civil Rights, Human Rights
Businessman and writer who initially wrote about American foreign policy, but became more focused on opposition to Germany after the Nazis took power.
Throughout his career, Theodore Kaufman proposed sterilizing both Americans and Germans.
Citing Nazism and WWI, Kaufman described Germans as “violent criminals”, incapable of peace. He proposed mass sterilization of the German people, which he saw as the only way the world could ever be free of conflict. He also proposed the same for Americans under similar pretext.
May 20, 2021 Art/Writing, Human Rights
Filmmaker, philosopher, and human rights activist who became politically active in the 1960s, opposing the Vietnam War.
The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone — its ideologies and inventions — which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.
February 26, 2021 Civil Rights, Human Rights
Polish lawyer who coined the term “genocide” in 1943/1944.
Raphael Lemkin initiated the Genocide Convention, which defined genocide in legal terms under the United Nations General Assembly.
At the time of his death, Lemkin left two works unfinished: Introduction to the Study of Genocide, and a three-volume History of Genocide, largely focusing on Nazi war crimes.
December 31, 2020 Human Rights