Monthly Archives: May 2016

In Globe Letter, LCCR Voices Support for Students’ School-Funding Protest

In response to a Globe editorial, “An incomplete lesson for BPS students,” the Lawyers’ Committee submitted the following letter, published on Saturday, May 28, noting that students’ peaceful protest against school budget cuts should not be dismissed so easily by the paper: RATHER THAN address the concerns raised by a multiracial group of students who walked

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LCCR Urges HUD To Investigate Airbnb For Fair Housing Violations

In a letter issued today, the Lawyers’ Committee calls upon the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take immediate investigatory and enforcement action to ensure that Airbnb and its hosts fully comply with civil rights laws.  In our letter, we cite recent evidence that Airbnb renters with distinctively African-American names are approximately 16% less likely to be accepted by Airbnb hosts than renters with distinctively White

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