Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leaders Unite in Call for Federal Probe of Boston Latin School

The following civil rights groups have formally asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate the controversy over racism and discrimination allegations at Boston Latin School: Boston Branch NAACP Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Massachusetts Advocates for Children Massachusetts Association of

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Staff Attorney Opportunity with the Lawyers’ Committee

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Litigation Director, the Staff Attorney will actively develop litigation work. LCCR’s Staff Attorney also supports strategic policy advocacy, community outreach, and communication efforts to ensure organization visibility across diverse communities and social justice movements. SUMMARY OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (% of time spent) Case

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African-American Police Officers File Discrimination Complaint Against Brookline

Boston, MA – Two African-American police officers from the Town of Brookline filed complaints today with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), alleging racial discrimination in employment.  In their complaints, Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun cite a range of conduct that they say has created a hostile work environment at the Brookline Police Department,

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Solutions for Wealth Inequality: A Joint Statement from Civil Rights Leaders

Solutions for Wealth Inequality:  A Joint Statement from Civil Rights Leaders and Organizations on Black History Month   As civil rights leaders and organizations, we stand together this Black History Month to call attention to the income inequality plaguing Boston’s communities of color.  The Brookings Institution recently reported that Boston is #1 in income inequality among the

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