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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Kristen Clarke, Co-Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Political Participation Group, said in an interview with Hotsheet that "there doesn't seem to be a color blind approach to many of these so called ballot integrity efforts and poll watching initiatives that are underway."
Civil rights leaders are denouncing an Atlanta appeals court ruling that testimony about a white supervisor calling a black employee "boy" cannot be used as evidence of race discrimination.
As MALDEF focuses on Latino representation in the Southwest, the NAACP LDF continues to represent African American voters, mostly in the South, where some states must submit their plans to the Justice Department for review.
The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) will hold its 35th annual champagne reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 24) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Many Americans believed the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president heralded the zenith of the civil rights movement and ushered in a color-blind society. Two years later that assumption is being questioned.