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The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. sent a letter to Michigan state senators urging them to oppose a package of bills that stands to disfranchise thousands of eligible voters and disproportionately burden qualified Black and Latino voters.
Read the full letter here
Thurgood Marshall Institute Senior Fellow Richard Rothstein: We Can’t Meaningfully Integrate Schools Without Desegregating Neighborhoods12/12/16
We Can’t Meaningfully Integrate Schools Without Desegregating Neighborhoods
A bill introduced in the New York City Council proposes to establish “an office of school diversity within the human rights commission dedicated to studying the prevalence and causes of racial segregation in public schools and developing recommendations for remedying such segregation.”
But it is not reasonable, indeed it is misleading, to study school segregation in New York City without simultaneously studying residential segregation. The two cannot be separated.
A bystander video showed former officer Michael Slager shooting an unarmed Black man, Walter Scott, as he ran away. Sherrilyn Ifill joins Chris Hayes to discuss the case that ended in a mistrial.
From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.
JOHNSON: Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she plans to hold the Trump administration accountable for its words and its actions.
How Democrats Must Fight the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions