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"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is simply the best civil rights law firm in American history." -- President Obama

Christina Swarns Discusses Race and the Criminal Justice System on Criminal Injustice

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund used the legal system to overcome separate but equal, desegregate schools and public facilities, and bring some measure of equal justice to African Americans living under Jim Crow laws in the U.S. What role does this legendary organization have now in the era of Black Lives Matter, and how would Thurgood Marshall interpret it all?

Christina Swarns is Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She tells us what the organization does in the modern era and how its litigators work to solve problems still plaguing racial minorities in a flawed criminal justice system.

Listen to the full podcast here.