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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 Testifies Before DC Council in Support of Proposed Resolution to Reform Metro’s Hiring Standards2/19/14Related Case or Issue:
Today, Assistant Counsel Ria Tabacco Mar testified at a public hearing before the DC Council’s Committee on Economic Development in support of a Proposed Resolution calling on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to adopt a fair and nondi
The shooting of seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis marked yet another tragic and senseless death of an unarmed, innocent, African-American teenager. Rather than seeing Jordan or his friends for what they were -- ordinary teenagers -- Mr. Dunn saw a threat and recklessly acted with lethal force.
Leah Aden writes a blog post for the American Constitution Society in which she describes, in detail, LDF's challenge to Terrebonne Parish's discriminatory at-large system of voting. Aden explains that without this litigation, plaintiffs and other Black voters in Terrebonne wouldn't have recourse to change their treatment as second-class citizens.