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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Vincent Southerland is interviewed in a MSNBC.com article on the DOJ's welcome announcement this week that it will expand on President Obama's efforts to commute more drug sentences.
The Justice Department said Thursday that it will expand on President Obama’s move last month to commute the sentences of eight people serving long sentences for drug crimes.
In Rolling Stone, Leticia Smith-Evans, Interim Director of the Education Practice at LDF, is featured in "Can We Fix the Race Problem in America's School Discipline?" in which she talks about the DOJ and DOE's recently issued guidance on school discipline:
(Jack Greenberg and his wife Debbie are in the top left picture.)
On Friday, Ryan Haygood, Director of the Political Participation Group, talked with Chris Matthews on Hardball about Voter ID laws. "Voter ID laws are really a modern iteration of the bygone era of poll taxes and other impediments to the ballot box," Haygood said. He explained that Pennsylvania's photo ID expansion doesn't remedy voter fraud. "The only example of fraud is the photo ID measure itself," Haygood said.