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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
5/23/16Related Case or Issue:
Thurgood Marshall Institute Fellow Richard Rothstein Writes on the Government Accountability Office Report on Segregation5/23/16
GAO Report on Segregation Misses the Bigger Picture
Today the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced that former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. will join the organization’s National Board of Directors. Holder was the first African-American Attorney General of the United States, who was appointed by the first African-American president of the United States.
Statement of LDF and South Carolina Civil Rights Leaders on the Justice Department’s Plan to Evaluate the North Charleston Police Department5/19/16
The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office of the U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that it has accepted North Charleston city officials’ invitation to conduct an assessment of the city’s policing practices. Specifically, the COPS Office will help city leaders to manage critical incidents, enhance community policing strategies, and increase community engagement efforts.
Brown Decision's Legacy Should Include White Children
Everyone knows that the court in Brown declared racially segregated education unconstitutional. But the court also squarely identified segregation as an insidious form of racial subordination. The high court's decision identified education as perhaps the most important function of state government and powerfully affirmed the right of black children to the dignity inherent in full citizenship.