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Black Lives Matter

We who believe in freedom are weary today…

  “Until the killing of black men (and women), black mothers’ sons (and daughters), becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son (or daughter), we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” ~ Ella Baker  We regret coming to you yet again to bemoan … Continue reading We who believe in freedom are weary today…


Civil Rights 2015

Reflections on a Challenging Year for Civil Rights

As the year comes to a close, we are reminded of the many instances that challenged our communities and challenged us as civil rights advocates during 2015. Bold instances of overt racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, and police brutality saturated media content and sparked protests throughout the nation. At times it seemed like the communities we serve were constant … Continue reading Reflections on a Challenging Year for Civil Rights

 
Jalyn Broussard

5 Year-Old Kicked Out of School for Hairstyle – Race Discrimination Complaint Filed

It is untenable in our view for any student, especially a young and impressionable new 5 year old student, to have their access to education disrupted by discriminatory application of school policies and practices. That is exactly what happened to one of our youngest clients at Lawyers’ Committee. Jalyn Broussard, an African-American Kindergarten student in … Continue reading 5 Year-Old Kicked Out of School for Hairstyle – Race Discrimination Complaint Filed