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The Power of Now
In her Dec. 11 opinion for Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), asks and answers what is this country’s theory of democracy?
On All In with Chris Hayes, Sherrilyn Ifill Looks to Baltimore's Future in the Aftermath of Freddie Gray's Death12/12/15
Back to Baltimore: What is next
Long-time resident Sherrilyn Ifill, President of the [NAACP Legal Defense Fund,] and author D. Watkins, who grew up in Baltimore, talk with Chris Hayes about how the city can move forward, even as the trials begin for the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.
What's different about the latest challenge to Affirmative Action?
Should race be a consideration in college admissions? For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of that question. Gwen Ifill examines the opposing viewpoints with Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Rachel Kleinman Talks with Salon on the Affirmative Action Case before the Supreme Court for a Second Time12/11/15
“Extremely inappropriate”: The Supreme Court and the sneaky plot to kill affirmative action
Holding that diversity can be a compelling interest that a university can [constitutionally] pursue. That was very encouraging, and we thought that as far as this case went that would be the end of the road. The fact that it’s been taken up again is certainly alarming. It definitely indicates that [some on the Court believe] its work was not done first time around.