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NAACP LDF Files Historic Agreement with Mississippi School District on Efforts to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline3/22/13
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined the U.S. Department of Justice and the Meridian Public School District in Meridian, Mississippi in filing a landmark consent decree that addresses harsh and unlawful school discipline policies that disproportionately targeted African-American students. Known as Barnhardt v.
President of Community Service Society of New York Weighs in on Racial Disparities at New York's Specialized High Schools3/21/13
David R. Jones, President & CEO of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), weighed in this week in on the continuing trend of racial disparities in New York City’s Specialized High Schools and Mayor Bloomberg’s insensitive response.
Floyd v. City of New York challenges the unconstitutional police stops of thousands of Blacks and Latinos across New York City.
In a letter to New York officials, LDF comments on New York State's Action Plan, which outlines the State's plan to spend federal funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. In our letter, LDF expresses concerns that the State's plan does not provide sufficient details for citizens to determine whether New York has met all the federal requirements for receiving the funds.
More Than 100 Civil Rights Leaders, Elected Officials, Clergy, Former Prosecutors and Judges, Past ABA Presidents, and a Former TX Governor Call for New, Fair Sentencing for Duane Buck3/20/13
NAACP Calls Mr. Buck’s Death Penalty Case a
“Blatant Example of Racial Bias”