Monthly Archives: June 2016

Civil Rights Groups and Clergy Respond to Developments at Boston Latin School

CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS AND CLERGY RESPOND TO RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL  On June 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. at the Boston Public Schools headquarters, members of several civil rights and social justice organizations, including the Boston NAACP, the ACLU of Massachusetts, Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts (BEAM), Massachusetts Advocates for Children, the Lawyers’ Committee for

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Statement on United States v. Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court announced a 4-4 vote in United States v. Texas. As a result, important immigration protections that President Obama announced in 2014 remain blocked nationwide by a lower court order from a judge in Texas. This is a setback for our entire country. It places millions of families in danger of being

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African-American Police Officers File Lawsuit Against Brookline

African-American Police Officers File Lawsuit Against Brookline  Allege Hostile Work Environment, Racial Slurs June 20, 2016 — Two African-American police officers filed a lawsuit today against the Town of Brookline in Massachusetts Superior Court, alleging racial discrimination in employment. In their complaint, Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun cite a range of conduct that they say has created a hostile work

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Calling on Airbnb to Eliminate Discrimination On Its Site

The national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and its Boston affiliate the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (Boston Lawyers’ Committee) issued an inquiry to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky raising concerns regarding growing evidence of discrimination facilitated by its site and urging Airbnb to take action to eliminate discrimination

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