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NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy is hosting a debate on the role that segregation in neighborhoods and schools plays in hindering economic and racial equality. The latest installment of The Dream Revisited series asks "Why Integration?" Sherrilyn Ifill responds that we must "Focus on the Costs of Segregation for All."
On Monday, Monique Lin-Luse, Special Counsel to the Education Group at LDF, spoke at the annual MLK-day memorial luncheon hosted by the Salt Lake City branch of the NAACP. She spoke about the school-to-prison pipeline and barriers to educational equality.
Amid nationwide agitation to increase federal and state minimum wages and successful efforts to "ban the box" that requires job applicants to describe their criminal history, Johnathan Smith, Assistant Counsel of the Economic Justice Practice, and Madeline Neighly of National Employment Law Project pen an op-ed for msnbc.com.
LDF is honored to work towards Dr. King's dream of racial equality. As we celebrate Dr. King's birthday, take a look at an op-ed Sherrilyn Ifill penned earlier this year commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Why we still march
50 years after the seminal event of the civil rights era, the work is still unfinished
August 21, 2013
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) commends the Members of Congress who today, in a strong bipartisan showing, introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.