The National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, or NAACP, is a civil rights organization founded in the first decade of the 20th century. It’s goal was to solve the racial issues that were going on at the time. Lynchings of black people were rampant, and there had been numerous racial riots where blacks were violently hurt.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored people still exists, and it still fights for the rights of colored people. It focuses on many issues. For example, the NAACP focuses on voter empowerment because in the United States, there has been a long history of colored people being forcefully discouraged from voting.
They have also been discouraged from voting by policies that go against them. Other issues that they focus on include education and health care. They legally advocate for colored people.
The Anti Defamation League
The Anti Defamation League was founded to protect the rights of everyone, though specific emphasis is put on Jewish people. The organization take a pro-Israel stance, with the belief that Israel is a legitimate place and that Jews have a right to it. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/
The Anti-Defamation League legally advocates for civil rights, and comes out with influential legislation. Their areas of interest do not just include fighting antisemitism; they also focus on community security, cyberhate, hate crimes, education equality, free speech, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, women’s equity, immigrant and refugee rights, the prevention of bullying and cyber-bullying, and interfaith and interracial relations.
The Anti-Defamation League has a large database on their website of symbols that they deem as symbols of hate. The vast majority of these symbols are white-supremacist or white-pride themed, though there are some symbols relating to other types of supremacists who are non-white. Usually, any hate symbol listed on this website associated with non-white groups seems to only be listed just because that group espouses anti-Semitic views.
Also, when referring to the symbols in the database, one must take caution not to mistake certain symbols for other symbols. For example, the Vinland flag actually looks identical to the flags of Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. The only difference between the Vinland flag and the flags of those countries is the coloration. Read more: Phoenix New Time
Also, some symbols are used by white supremacists, but are also used by normal, non-white-supremacist people. For example, non-racist pagans use the image of the valknot for non-racist reasons, even though there are white supremacists in the world who use it to symbolize white supremacy. Also, it’s a symbol that some people may just use or tattoo on themselves for non-racist reasons, even if they are not pagans.
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was started in 2013 by two men named Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. After scoring huge, multi-million dollar settlement from Maricopa County, they started the fund. The Frontera Fund serves to protect the legal interests of minorities and immigrants, as well people’s constitutional rights.
The Frontera Fund supports a large variety of organizations and initiatives that encourage the protection of people’s constitutional rights and protect minorities and immigrants. The organizations that they support help and protect immigrants who have found their bearings in this country, as well as those who are freshly coming over the border; advocate for LGBTQ rights; help to provide immigrants and Hispanics with health services and help to improve the quality of people’s communities.
A lot of emphasis is put on immigrants who are newly arriving over the Mexican border and are in need of services. The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund focuses on people and causes in Arizona, where Michael and Jim founded the organization.
Two New Organizations for Arizona
As a result of their run-in with Joe Arpaio, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the recipients of a $3.75 million lawsuit.
Joe Arpaio was the Sheriff of Maricopa County.
In 2007, simply because Joe Arpaio didn’t like what was being written about him in The Phoenix New Times, he arranged for the owners of the paper, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, to be arrested. Mere hours after the arrest, due to public outrage, Maricopa County was forced to release the journalists from their jails.
Now that the lawsuit is settled and behind them, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have moved on to new ventures.
Due to Arpaio’s treatment of the Hispanic community, Larkin and Lacey have decided to give some of the money back to Arpaio’s victims. With The Frontera Fund, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are providing funds to several charities whose efforts benefit Hispanics and Hispanic-Americans in the area. Frontera Fund supports the ACLU of Arizona, Can The Border Divide Us?, and many more organizations.
After the lawsuit with Maricopa County, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sold The Phoenix New Times in favor of a new publication. They named the paper Front Page Confidential. Their new paper is purely political. The paper publishes content that intends to inform its audience on topics concerning civil, human, and migrant rights.