Let’s face it, the world is in shambles. Every day, people discriminate against others who are different than themselves. The fact that people are sectioned off into various classifications of race, gender, nationality, identity, taste and sexuality exacerbates the problem.
Fortunately, to alleviate the problem, human kind has developed an effective mechanism: the establishment of civil rights organizations.
There are a great many civil rights organizations in the United States and abroad. There are organizations for almost every plight imaginable. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-larkin-2#/entity
Some organizations fight for plights that may be seen as controversial or wrong by the mainstream, but are seen as very legitimate and crucial for the ones involved in them. Here are some organizations that fight for civil rights.
If you ever saw pictures of feminists from Europe protesting with their topless, painted chests, you were probably looking at members of Femen.
Femen fights for the plight of females. They are really hardcore about the belief that taking your top off to protest and putting on satirical exhibitions is an effective way to get a point across, gain publicity and gain attention for the issues that they speak about.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Are you looking for an organization that funds other organizations that struggle for the plights of immigrants, gays, trans-gendered people, bisexual people, lesbians and Hispanics? This is the organization for you.
It focuses a lot on causes relating to Arizona, the place where it is headquartered. Of course, the issues of immigrant and the plight of the Hispanic community run strong in Arizona.
The American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU is an organization that generally leans left, but will support the struggles of any entity that is having it’s rights treaded upon.
On their website they appear to have liberal views and to oppose Trump for discrimination, though they helped people get a permit to rally in Charlottesville on August 15th, 2017—despite the fact that according to the liberal views of the day, the plight of the protesters was “evil” and the protesters were “evil.” Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
The ACLU jumped up to helped them get a permit because the people who organized the rally had a right to get a permit, and they were having a hard time getting a permit because of biases about who they were and what their causes, or perceived causes, were—not because of any laws.
Black Lives Matter
Founded by black lesbians, this movement has really caught on since the year 2012. It’s founding was inspired by the fact that a teenager by the name of Trayvon Martin was murdered by a white-passing, or ethnically mixed, man by the name of George Zimmerman.
Later on, Zimmerman was let off the hook by an all-white jury who decided that the only thing that he did wrong was get out of his car to confront Martin—an action that lead to a deadly series of events for Martin. The black community was stunned and horrified by the conclusion of Zimmerman’s trial; which further garnered support for Black Lives Matter.