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New Report Shows Huge Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund The American Civil Liberties Union recently published “The War on Marijuana in Black and White.” It is the first report that analyzes The War on Marijuana at … Continue reading

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Civil Rights New: Full Senate Gearing Up for Immigration Bill; Equal Pay Acts Turns 50; Immigrant Workers Find Poverty Amid Wealth in California

Compiled by Claire Ross a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund “Senate Digs In for Long Battle on Overhaul of Immigration” Michael d. Shear and Ashley Parker The New York Times  – June 9, 2013 The Senate … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Ending Hunger No Longer a Shared Goal in Washington; Suburban Poverty Rising; Migrant Deaths at Border Increasing

Compiled by Monica We, a Spring 2013 at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. There Was a Time When Ending Hunger Was a National Goal for Republicans and Democrats Dorothy Samuels The New York Times – Opinion The House Agricultural Committee … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Labor Secretary Nominee Tom Perez Heads to Full Senate Vote; More Professionals Looking to Join Unions; AZ Sheriff Arpaio Facing Backlash

Compiled by Claire Ross, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Intern “Labor Secretary Nominee Perez Clears Early Hurdle in Confirmation”- Washington Post-May 16th, 2013 Thomas Perez’s nomination to become the next U.S. Secretary of Labor has been cleared to reach the … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Immigration Reform Makes Progress; Immigrants Held in Solitary Confinement; Stop-and-Frisk Policy Disrupts Public Housing

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund A Shockingly Sensible Plan The Los Angeles Times Editorial Progress towards comprehensive immigration reform legislation continues following a recent agreement concerning visas for nonagricultural workers … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Alternatives to Detaining Immigrants; SCOTUS Hears DOMA, Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Why detain nonviolent immigrants? The Los Angeles Times – Editorial Many immigrants currently being held by the Department of Homeland Security have either no criminal … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: SCOTUS to Hear Another Affirmative Action Case; Pres. Obama Ready for an Immigration Bill

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Supreme Court to wade into affirmative action — again Richard Wolf USA Today The Supreme Court is now scheduled to hear another affirmative action case from … Continue reading

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