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Hearing Explores the Hurtful Impact of “Stand Your Ground” Laws

By Hannah Cornfield, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Though clapping, demonstration, or protest is prohibited during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, the audience and witnesses radiated quiet, heavy emotion last week during a hearing on “Stand Your Ground’ … Continue reading

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New Research Finds Americans Embracing Diversity

By Tatyana Walker, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern New public opinion research has found that Americans – more so than what is portrayed in politics and the media – are open to diversity and favor the reduction … Continue reading

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Immigrants’ Rights: Pressing Legal Issues That Affect Immigrant Communities

By Haley Robinson, Intern for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights At the tenth annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium on Thursday – an event titled Civil Rights at a Critical Juncture: Confronting Old Conflicts and New … Continue reading

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News Roundup

Unemployment Drops to 5-year Low, but Job Growth Disappoints Don Lee Los Angeles Times October 22, 2013 According to government reports, the national unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent, which is the lowest it has been in five years.  … Continue reading

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Working for Civil Rights — Jobs Roundup

Organization:  Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – Washington DC Position: Spring Undergrad Internship Mission: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Janet Yellen, Equal Access to AP Courses, Stop-And-Frisk

Chairwoman Janet Yellen The Editorial Board New York Times October 9, 2013 The New York Times Editorial Board raises its support of President Obama’s nomination of Vice Chairman Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve system. A deeply respected economist, … Continue reading

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Working for Civil Rights — Jobs Roundup

Organization: Common Cause- Washington, D.C. Seeking: Program Intern Mission: Common Cause is a non-partisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner with the purpose of mobilizing Americans to fight for the issues most significant to them and encouraging … Continue reading

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