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Samuel L. Jackson asks, "What Would Your World Look Like Without LDF?"
Sherrilyn Ifill joins a panel on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the tragic slaying of NYC Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the current debate over policing, the criminal justice system and racial fairness:
In a USA Today column, LDF Interim Director of the Education Practice Leticia Smith-Evans and Russell Skiba argue school disicpline should be included in the topical discussion of racial bias and stereotypes in schools:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund & Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemn Killing of NYPD Officers and Shooting of Baltimore Civilian12/20/14
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced the appointments of Jin Hee Lee and Ryan Haygood as Deputy Directors of Litigation. Jin had previously served as Senior Counsel in LDF’s work focused on economic justice, education, political participation and criminal justice.
LDF Supports Petition Requesting the President and Congress End Lending of Military Weapons to K-12 Public Schools12/19/14
LDF has worked for decades to advance educational equal educational opportunity for all students. Central to that work has been addressing overly punitive discipline policies that disproportionately push students of color out of school, increasing their involvement with the juvenile justice system and fueling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The increased presence of police in schools has worsened discipline disparities for students of color, as school police are often used to