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The Power of Now
2014 has been a year of challenges and opportunities in the battle for racial justice. In the courts and in community meetings, on panels and in convenings, through media and reports, and before Congress, LDF has been on the front lines pushing for change. We also celebrated the 60th Anniversary of LDF’s iconic victory in Brown v.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill and Civil Rights leader Julian Bond discuss social activism and the Civil Rights movement across the decades on The Reid Report: Generation to Generation.
LDF Files Amicus Brief to Uphold Disparate Impact Standard in Texas Fair Housing Case Before U.S. Supreme Court12/24/14Related Case or Issue:
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational, Inc. (LDF) filed an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court of the United States should uphold a vital component of our nation’s civil rights laws known as the “disparate impact” standard. The brief, filed in the case of Texas v.
Sherrilyn Ifill joins a panel on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the tragic slaying of NYC Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the current debate over policing, the criminal justice system and racial fairness:
In a USA Today column, LDF Interim Director of the Education Practice Leticia Smith-Evans and Russell Skiba argue school disicpline should be included in the topical discussion of racial bias and stereotypes in schools: