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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Texas School District for Issuing Class C Misdemeanor Tickets at Higher Rate to African-American Students2/20/13Related Case or Issue:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (“LDF”) joined other advocates in filing a federal civil rights complaint challenging a Texas school district’s practice of using law enforcement officers to issue criminal misdemeanor tickets to students for minor behavioral infractions. The complaint outlines discriminatory patterns in the ticketing practice. Nearly half of all misdemeanor tickets issued are for non-criminal conduct such as “disruption of class” and using cuss words. And African-American students are four times more likely than
Don't let Sandy become another Katrina: Opinion
The first allocations of the $50.5 billion in federal Hurricane Sandy relief aid, approved late last month, are headed the Northeast’s way. The announcements were welcome news to people still struggling in Sandy’s aftermath, but if policymakers aren’t careful, they could bungle relief efforts in ways we haven’t seen since Hurricane Katrina.
Update 3-27-2013: HANO revises its criminal background policy. Click here to learn more.
2/08/13Related Case or Issue:
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) today applauds the issuance of final regulations by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that endorse use of the “disparate impact” standard under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
When I heard that University of Maryland law school professor Sherrilyn Ifill had taken the reins of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, I was deep into the reading a new book about the early life of Thurgood Marshall.