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The Power of Now
Thurgood Marshall Institute Fellow Richard Rothstein co-authored a report for the Economic Policy Institute examining the effects of parental incarceration on children’s performance in school. The report discusses the impacts the discriminatory incarceration of African American parents plays in the racial achievement gaps and why educators who are concerned about this achievement gap should make criminal justice reform a policy priority.
Read the full report here.
Read the PDF of our joint statement here.
LDF’s President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Gives Keynote Address at Baltimore’s Solution Summit12/14/16
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. sent a letter to Michigan state senators urging them to oppose a package of bills that stands to disfranchise thousands of eligible voters and disproportionately burden qualified Black and Latino voters.
Read the full letter here
Thurgood Marshall Institute Senior Fellow Richard Rothstein: We Can’t Meaningfully Integrate Schools Without Desegregating Neighborhoods12/12/16
We Can’t Meaningfully Integrate Schools Without Desegregating Neighborhoods
A bill introduced in the New York City Council proposes to establish “an office of school diversity within the human rights commission dedicated to studying the prevalence and causes of racial segregation in public schools and developing recommendations for remedying such segregation.”
But it is not reasonable, indeed it is misleading, to study school segregation in New York City without simultaneously studying residential segregation. The two cannot be separated.