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This weekend marked the 49th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march that grew out of voter registration movements spearheaded by SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
On Tuesday, Monique Lin-Luse, Special Counsel in the Education Group talked with NY1 about the dismal admissions figures released from New York City's Specialized High Schools. The statistics -- 7 black students admitted to Stuyvesant and 18 Black students accepted to Bronx Science -- show that acute racial disparities in admissions have persisted. Nonetheless, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is pleased that Mayor de Blasio has acknowledged this problem and that Assemblyman Karim Camara is pushing forward legislation to change admissions policies at the high schools.
3/11/14Related Case or Issue:
Admissions offers issued for New York City's Specialized High Schools demonstrate that a trend of unfairness and acute racial disparities in admissions has persisted.
Bloody Sunday Anniversary Commemorated in Several Events in Alabama including March Across Edmund Pettus Bridge3/07/14
LDF Calls for Passage of Voting Rights Amendment Act and Another Vote on Civil Rights Nominee