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Why We Need Stronger Voting Protections

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just two weeks from tomorrow, Americans will head to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. But this year, accessing the ballot may be easier said than done.

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Categories: Voting Rights

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Students and Administration at Colgate University Come Together to Combat Discrimination

Thursday, October 16, 2014

After a five-day sit-in at Colgate University, students and administrators came together on September 29 to develop a 21-point plan on how to combat racism and increase diversity on campus.

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Categories: Education, Equal Opportunity, Promoting Diversity

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Report: Raising Minimum Wage a Core Civil and Human Rights Issue

Friday, October 3, 2014

An increased minimum wage was one of just 10 demands of the August 1963 civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. More than a half-century later, the national minimum wage continues to fall short of providing workers their full dignity and a “decent standard of living,” as called for at the march.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Poverty & Welfare, Resources and Reports

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New Report Examines Intersection of Big Data, Civil Rights

Friday, October 3, 2014

Big data can be a valuable tool in fighting inequality and societal problems, but there is also a “growing need to protect and strengthen key civil rights protections in the face of technological change,” as a new report, Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future, explains.

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Categories: Media & Technology, Resources and Reports

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Supreme Court Decision Restricts Voting Rights in Ohio

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On September 29, less than a day before early voting was set to begin in Ohio, a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling restricted voters’ access to the ballot by removing the first week of the state’s 35-day early voting period.

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New Education Guidance Advances Resource Equity for Minority Students

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on Wednesday released guidance to states, school districts, and schools to clarify how federal law requires the equitable distribution of resources to students under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in addition to how they will enforce the provisions.

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Categories: Education, Equal Opportunity

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FCC Proposes Further Reform on Prison Phone Rates

Friday, September 26, 2014

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on September 27 issued a joint statement announcing that they are circulating proposals to their fellow commissioners on further prison phone rate reform.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Media & Technology, Prison Phone Rates

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Groups Urge Broadcasters to Stop Using Offensive Team Name

Thursday, September 4, 2014

To coincide with the opening of the 2014 National Football League (NFL) season, a coalition of more than 100 groups – including The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – issued a letter urging radio and television broadcasters to stop using the name of Washington, D.C.’s NFL team.

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Categories: Discrimination

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Protecting Rights of All Workers Critical to Obama’s Action on Immigration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On June 30, President Obama announced that his administration would take executive action to reform the current, broken immigration system, charging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take.

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Categories: Immigration

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Washington Post Editorial Board Abandons Use of Slur

Monday, August 25, 2014

In an editorial on August 22, the editorial board of the Washington Post revealed it would no longer use the name of Washington’s football team in its writing – a move that does not affect the publication’s sports and news coverage of the team, but one that has already been taken by other publications in opposition to the team’s continued use of its offensive mascot.

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Categories: Discrimination

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