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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
LDF Testifies Before DC Council in Support of Proposed Resolution to Reform Metro’s Hiring Standards2/19/14Related Case or Issue:
Today, Assistant Counsel Ria Tabacco Mar testified at a public hearing before the DC Council’s Committee on Economic Development in support of a Proposed Resolution calling on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to adopt a fair and nondi
The shooting of seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis marked yet another tragic and senseless death of an unarmed, innocent, African-American teenager. Rather than seeing Jordan or his friends for what they were -- ordinary teenagers -- Mr. Dunn saw a threat and recklessly acted with lethal force.
Brentin Mock writes for Demos about our case in Terrebonne Parish challenging the discriminatory at-large system of voting. He highlights the state's long history of voter discrimination and argues that "vestiges of that Louisiana-styled white supremacy can be found today in Terrebonne Parish (county), where African Americans have been unable to serve as judges in their district’s court system since it was founded in 1822."