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Sherrilyn Ifill on Random House Big Ideas Night Panel with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Hayes, and Rebecca Traister12/19/16
Random House hosts “Big Ideas Night” panel with LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, MSNBC host and author Chris Hayes, author and journalist Rebecca Traister, author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, and publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Jackson as moderator. They discussed the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential election, and what a Trump presidency could mean for America.
A memo released yesterday by a number of organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), revealed gaping holes in Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’s response to his Senate Judiciary Questionnaire (SJQ) that preclude the Judiciary Committee from holding a thorough and complete hearing on his nomination.
Angel Harris, a staff attorney at the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said these jury trends are troubling considering the significant racial disparities in the way Americans experience and interact with law enforcement. She’s concerned that minority groups are being systematically disenfranchised and removed from the judicial process.
Thurgood Marshall Institute Fellow Richard Rothstein co-authored a report for the Economic Policy Institute examining the effects of parental incarceration on children’s performance in school. The report discusses the impacts the discriminatory incarceration of African American parents plays in the racial achievement gaps and why educators who are concerned about this achievement gap should make criminal justice reform a policy priority.
Read the full report here.
Accomplished Advocates Adegbile, Llahmon Named to Civil Rights Commission
Statement of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund on Appointments to United States Commission on Civil Rights: