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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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LDF Successfully Defends Race-Conscious Admissions in Higher Education
Federal Court Upholds UT Austin’s Admissions Plan as a Constitutional Pursuit of Diversity
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana departments aren't complying with a federal law that requires public assistance agencies that serve low-income residents to offer them voter registration, a civil rights group said Wednesday.
Lawyers representing the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP sent a complaint letter to Secretary of State Tom Schedler, the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Health and Hospitals, asking for corrective action.
1/12/11Related Case or Issue:
Project Vote and NAACP Legal Defense Fund Put Secretary of State Tom Schedler on Notice of Voting Rights Violations
Fifty years ago, today, two African American students walked onto the campus of the University of Georgia in Atlanta, effectively integrating the school. One of them was Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Host Michel Martin speaks with the award-winning journalist and with Vernon Jordan, the civil rights lawyer who fought for black students to attend classes at the university, about that historic event and its legacy.
Last year, the police department stopped more than 59,000 people in public housing. Fewer than 9,000 of the stops resulted in arrests, according to a recent City Council briefing. Maybe Britt’s grandson was just unlucky, but he doesn’t see it that way. Neither do Britt and a handful of city politicians, including Council Member Rosie Mendez.