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On Tuesday, Monique Lin-Luse, Special Counsel in the Education Group talked with NY1 about the dismal admissions figures released from New York City's Specialized High Schools. The statistics -- 7 black students admitted to Stuyvesant and 18 Black students accepted to Bronx Science -- show that acute racial disparities in admissions have persisted. Nonetheless, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is pleased that Mayor de Blasio has acknowledged this problem and that Assemblyman Karim Camara is pushing forward legislation to change admissions policies at the high schools.
3/11/14Related Case or Issue:
Admissions offers issued for New York City's Specialized High Schools demonstrate that a trend of unfairness and acute racial disparities in admissions has persisted.
Bloody Sunday Anniversary Commemorated in Several Events in Alabama including March Across Edmund Pettus Bridge3/07/14
LDF Calls for Passage of Voting Rights Amendment Act and Another Vote on Civil Rights Nominee
This morning, Ryan Haygood appeared on Democracy Now! in support of our colleague Debo Adegbile.
As one of the preeminent civil rights lawyers of his generation, Mr. Adegbile has committed most of his life's work to advancing civil rights in America.