100,000 attend the Martin Luther King Day march held ever year here in San Antonio. Mayor Julian Castro says it is because our significant Hispanic population identifies with the civil rights struggle that King epitomizes. We were fortunate here not to have the clashes and strikes in the 60’s and 70′ seen elsewhere during the
Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, is pushing the Dept. of Justice back to enforcing higher impact civil rights. So says the New York Times. The DOJ will focus more on high impact litigation, instead of the former administration’s preference for individual cases. DOJ can prosecute employment discrimination cases against state or local governments.