Category Archives: Civil and Human Rights News

#IAmNotYourWedge: Asian American Students Rally Against Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuits

By Tara Yarlagadda, Field Associate On November 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., an advocacy group opposed to affirmative action, launched lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). Students for Fair … Continue reading

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In Absence of Senate Ratification, CEDAW Progress Moves to Local Level

On December 18, 1979, the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW. But today, 35 years later, the United States is one of only seven countries that hasn’t ratified … Continue reading

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One Way We Can Help Narrow the Expanding Racial Wealth Gap

On Friday, Pew Research Center released data showing that, since the end of the Great Recession, the racial wealth gap has only gotten larger. In 2013, White households had 13 times the median wealth of Black households and 10 times the … Continue reading

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Senate Hearing on Civil and Human Rights Highlights Discrimination in Justice System

On Tuesday, December 9, lawmakers and civil rights leaders testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on the current state of civil and human rights in the United States. The hearing came on … Continue reading

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Come See the Documentary, “Commonwealth”

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s oldest city, Philadelphia, schools are shut down as prisons are being built. The film “Commonwealth” documents what happens to communities like Philadelphia when states invest in prisons while at the same time slashing public education … Continue reading

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What Leadership Conference Interns are doing to Broaden Discussions about Profiling

By Angela Pavao, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On Tuesday, December 2, The Leadership Conference Education Fund interns hosted the final segment of our Faces of Profiling discussion series on discriminatory profiling in the United States. We … Continue reading

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Another Way American Schools are Failing Native Youth

As part of the White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3, President Obama launched an initiative to bolster opportunities and strengthen conditions for American Indian youth. The White House also released the 2014 Native Youth Report, which reveals that … Continue reading

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