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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Rachel Kleinman, Assistant Counsel in LDF's Education Group writes an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle this weekend censuring the improper over-reliance on law-enforcement in schools. This practice removes students from supportive educational environments, reinforces stereotypes, and sets our children on a path out of schools and into the criminal justice system.
Statement by Sherrilyn A Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF
LDF applauds the leadership of Benjamin Jealous, the outgoing president of the NAACP who announced today he will step down from his post as President and CEO at the end of the year.
9/09/13Related Case or Issue:
Amid a heated debate over reducing California’s prison population, LDF and Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project have released a report that analyzes the impact of the historic Three Strikes Reform Act passed by California voters last November.
Damon Hewitt, Director of Education Practice Group, spoke at a press conference organized by the Student Safety Coalition, a diverse group of educators, parents, students, advocates and legal experts.