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Civil Rights Group Celebrates SCOTUS Ruling, Reiterates Need for Racially Representative Schools

Education is richest when student bodies reflect the unique makeup of our communities.

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Civil Rights and Labor Groups Join Forces; Call for Innovative Tactics to Protect the Right to Vote

That the right to vote is not enshrined in the Constitution is inextricably tied to the history of race in America.

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Advancement Project Stands in Solidarity with the LGBTQ Community Following Tragic Night Club Shooting

As we work to make sense of something so utterly incomprehensible, we should be careful not to rush to judgment or demonize certain members of our community.

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Alexandria Students and Civil Rights Groups Release New School Discipline Report, Call for Full Implementation of Restorative Justice Practice

Alexandria’s discipline policy unfortunately mirrors policies nationally that disproportionately push students of color out of school and into prison.

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Lawsuit Challenging Restoration of Voting Rights in Virginia is Undemocratic, Blatant Attempt to Suppress Ballot Access for Voters of Color

Laws that disenfranchise voters based on prior mistakes have deeply impacted communities of color who have been targeted by our nation’s broken criminal justice system.

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Baltimore Bloc and Advancement Project Respond to Acquittal of Officer Edward Nero

We do not expect justice for Freddie or for Baltimore to come from a prosecutor’s office or a courtroom.

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New GAO Report Finds U.S. Public Schools becoming Re-segregated by Race and Income

Increasingly separate and unequal schools should be an alarm to everyone, not just the parents and allies of African-American and Latino students.

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Missouri Legislature Passes Bills to Undercut Fundamental Right to Vote

Making it harder for some communities to cast a ballot is not only undemocratic, but also unconstitutional.

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NC Ruling Just the First Step in Legal Battle to Protect Voters of Color

The court’s decision admits historic discrimination, but ignores how that discrimination impacts voting rights today.

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Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Virginia Governor’s Move to Expand Democracy, Restore Voting Rights for Persons With Prior Felony Convictions

Our justice system is built on the principals of redemption – that people may redeem themselves from past mistakes and be welcomed home to their communities.

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Federal Judge Approves Ferguson Consent Decree Following Public Hearing

The decree is a critical first step to addressing an entrenched problem, but it must have strong accountability to ensure long-term sustainable change.

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Video of School Police Officer Body Slamming Student Demonstrates Need to Remove Police From Schools

This video confirms what data has already shown: School police officers do little keep students safe.

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