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Debo Adegbile is an excellent choice to be the next Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. He is eminently qualified. For years, Debo Adegbile has worked tirelessly to defend the American promise of equality for all of its citizens. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. issued this statement when his nomination was announced.
The Education and Justice Departments released new guidelines on school discipline yesterday urging schools to ensure that punishments comply with civil rights laws. Sherrilyn Ifill talks with PBS' Hari Sreenivasan and Chester Finn of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
LDF Commends DOJ and DOE's Acknowledgment That Racial Discrimination in School Discipline is a Serious Issue1/08/14Related Case or Issue:
Schools Around the Nation Now Have Guiding Principles to Help Improve School Climate and School Discipline
On Andrea Mitchell yesterday, Sherrilyn Ifill spoke about widespread efforts to repress minority voting rights around the country, especially the impact these restrictings are having at the local level.
Click here for a list of voter suppression efforts since the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder.
In two op-eds this week for TheRoot.com and The Baltimore Sun, Sherrilyn Ifill focuses attention on real outrages -- policy choices and structural inequalities that disproportionately impede the growth of black communities around the country.