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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Facts About Diversity and Judges on the Federal

Here’s a great infographic from the Colorado Ethics Watch and Alliance for Justice showing the need for more diversity among judges serving on the federal courts. While the Obama Administration has been progressive in nominating judges that increase diversity,  a … Continue reading

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Facts About the Growing Diversity of the U.S. Population in 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau has fresh numbers detailing the continued diversification of the U.S. population. As the percentage of Whites in the U.S. continues to decline, minority populations are increasing, with Asians showing the fastest rate of population growth in … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Diversity of President Obama’s Judicial Appointments

Here’s an infographic from the White House that shows how federal courts are growing more diverse under President Obama’s administration. However, it also shows how hard it has been for the president to get his nominees through the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Obama’s Diverse Judges; Budget Cuts to Hit the Poor Hardest; Was Roberts Wrong about Voting in Mass.?

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays Jeff Chiu The Washington Post As President Barack Obama gains his footing in his new term, he … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: DOJ Wins Juvenile Justice Reforms; SCOTUS to Hear Voting Rights Case on Feb. 27; Increasing Minority Scientists

Deal Signed to Overhaul Juvenile Justice in Tennessee Kim Severson The New York Times A groundbreaking settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and Shelby County, Tennessee, which encompasses Memphis, may serve as a template for reformers seeking to fix a … Continue reading

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2012 Election Was a Victory for Democracy in a Diverse United States

One of the biggest stories of this Election Year was the struggle between the civil and human rights community and a group of politicians who set out to restrict the ability of millions of Americans to vote. It is now … Continue reading

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