“The boost in dollar amount represents “a big leap forward,” said Joon Bang, [LDF] manager for programs. “We recognize that education costs are rising, and we want to make sure our scholars are on the path to pursue racial justice. We want to support the next generation of civil rights leaders.”
“…With the current wave of police killings of unarmed African Americans, the deliberate effort to disenfranchise minority voters and the discriminatory practices that cripple the chances for quality education for those most in need, today’s challenges demand that we use every resource—particularly human resource—to turn the tide,” organization president and director Sherrilyn Ifill said in a written statement.
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