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New York's Anti-Defamation League Features Janai Nelson as Panelist at 21st Annual Edward Brodsky Legal Conference3/18/15
The remarks from black legislators came during a conference call with several African-American leaders, including Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Paulette Walker, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lynch is a member of that organization.
From the article:
Janel George, a lead lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, also shared this sentiment, calling suspension a “school pushout” that undermines kids and prevents them from learning, reports Patrick O’Donnell at Cleveland.com.
“Our nation cannot close the achievement gap if we ignore the discipline gap,” George said.
Sherrilyn Ifill: "The most dangerous time in America is when we're papering over incidents... Rather than just sit with the discomfort, we really need to work on change."