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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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Recently, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that businesses and other organizations can continue to consider credit scores in employment. As Johnathan Smith explains in an interview to Inside Counsel, this practice discriminates against job-seekers of color who are more likely than whites to face hardships, like student debt or medical loans, that lead to poor credit scores.
Today, Members of Congress, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representative John Conyers (D-MI-13), introduced the Democracy Restoration Act of 2014, S.
LDF Assistant Counsel Ria Tabacco Mar appeared in front of New York’s City Hall in support of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which would ban the use of credit checks in employment. “Poor credit is more often the result of hardships, not personal irresponsibility, and blacks are more likely to face the kind of hardships – like medical bills, unemployment, and divorce –
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Sherrilyn Ifill talks to Andrea Mitchell on the importance of civil rights, which is the real democracy-maintenance work. She also discusses the urgent necessity of the Voting Rights Amendment Act.
Learn more about the proposed Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).
Today, LDF attended a ceremony in the East Room of the White House where President Obama took two executive actions designed to assist minority and female workers in detecting and redressing pay discrimination.