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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

 

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



Challenging Math Misplacement in Silicon Valley

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (“LCCR”) continues to forge ahead to ensure that all high school students have access to college preparatory mathematics classes and avoid being held back due to nonexistent or inappropriate math placement policies within school districts. Since the release of our Held Back report … Continue reading Challenging Math Misplacement in Silicon Valley



Texas v. United States: Real Time Repercussions for Immigrant Justice

  In an egregious decision earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in State of Texas vs. United States of America, thereby preventing implementation of President Obama’s immigration-related executive actions, DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA (Deferred … Continue reading Texas v. United States: Real Time Repercussions for Immigrant Justice