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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
2015 National Fair Housing Conference, Residential Segregation
Housing policy experts talked about residential segregation and diversity in U.S. cities.
“The Problem We All Live With: Residential Segregation” was part of “A Call to Advance Housing Rights and Opportunities,” the 2015 National Fair Housing Training and Policy Conference, held at HUD’s national headquarters.
In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights
In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights, MSNBC reports that Terrebonne Parish has never elected a black judge, even though one in five parish residents is African-American, and that the Parish re-elected a white parish judge who had been suspended for wearing black-face as part of a racist parody Halloween costume.
Closing the Pipeline
A coalition of local and national organizations is calling for Virginia to place a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions, which disproportionately affect African-American students.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) has appointed Coty Montag, an experienced civil rights attorney, as Deputy Director of Litigation.