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In New York Times Article, Nelson Acknowledges Challenges and Opportunities for Obama in Racial Unrest12/09/14
LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson highlights the fine line Obama must walk in order to be the President for all Americans while making his mark on race relations in the aftermath of Brown and Garner deaths:
LDF Commends Issuance of Updated Anti-Racial Profiling Guidance But Urges More Accountability for Local and State Law Enforcement12/08/14
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund commends the efforts undertaken by the Department of Justice to update its 2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
Washington, D.C. — In the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections, the United States witnessed one of the greatest assaults on the right to vote in many generations. Many states implemented voting restrictions that made it more difficult—and, in some cases, impossible—for voters of color to participate in the 2014 midterm elections.