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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
LDF Testifies Before DC Council in Support of Proposed Resolution to Reform Metro’s Hiring Standards2/19/14Related Case or Issue:
Today, Assistant Counsel Ria Tabacco Mar testified at a public hearing before the DC Council’s Committee on Economic Development in support of a Proposed Resolution calling on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to adopt a fair and nondi
The shooting of seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis marked yet another tragic and senseless death of an unarmed, innocent, African-American teenager. Rather than seeing Jordan or his friends for what they were -- ordinary teenagers -- Mr. Dunn saw a threat and recklessly acted with lethal force.
Leah Aden writes a blog post for the American Constitution Society in which she describes, in detail, LDF's challenge to Terrebonne Parish's discriminatory at-large system of voting. Aden explains that without this litigation, plaintiffs and other Black voters in Terrebonne wouldn't have recourse to change their treatment as second-class citizens.