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As Holiday Travel Season Begins, FlyRights App an Important Tool in Addressing Racial Profiling

By Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern FlyRights – a smartphone application that allows people to report incidents of racial profiling in real time at America’s airports – will now allow users to copy their members … Continue reading

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NYPD’s Infamous Stop-and-Frisk Policy Found Unconstitutional

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Intern In a decision announced last week, a federal judge found the New York City Police Department’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy unconstitutional. The controversial policy allowed police officers to stop, interrogate and search New … Continue reading

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What Is Sikhism and Who Are Sikhs

The shooting at a community Sikh place of worship in Wisconsin yesterday is a real tragedy. Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates; One Million in PA Lack Voter ID; NYC’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ Affects Achievement Gap

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates, Study Says The New York Times A recent study by Harvard researchers found that when states expanded Medicaid coverage – government subsidized … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: AZ Sheriff Arpaio in Court; ACA Ruling May Leave 3 Million Without Coverage; Advocates Seeking to Block PA Voter ID Law

Compiled by Jaimie Woo, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern. Confronted in Court With This Own Words, Sheriff Denies Profiling Fernanda Santos The New York Times Arizona sheriff, Joseph M. Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” is … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Experts Say Racial Profiling Difficult to Prove; ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Michigan School; Fixing a Regulation to Curb Excessive Lending at For-Profit Schools

Compiled by Jaimie Woo, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Racial Profiling Difficult to Prove, Experts Say Alan Gomez USA Today The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a key provision of Arizona’s immigration law has faced criticism … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: NJ Muslim Organizations File Federal Suit Over NYPD Surveillance Programs; Fear Prevents Migrant Workers From Seeking Health Care; Obama Administration Pushes for Transparency on College Loans

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund NJ Muslims file federal suit to stop NYPD spying Eileen Sullivan Associated Press On Wednesday, a group of eight Muslims represented by Muslim Advocates, a California-based … Continue reading

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