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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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."
In a conversation with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Alliance for Justice president Nan Aron, and retired federal judge Nancy Gertner about professional diversity on federal courts, Sherrilyn Ifill highlighted the importance of racial diversity in particular.
LDF applauded today’s vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee to report favorably the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be the next Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
Josh Civin, Counsel to the Director of Litigation, recently presented oral argument to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fisher vs. University of Texas on remand. In this article, he talks about barriers to educational opportunities for students of color and the importance of college diversity.