Monthly Archives: May 2017

Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Lowell, Mass.

Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Lowell, Mass. Minority Residents Allege City’s At-Large Electoral System Unlawfully Dilutes Their Vote Boston, Mass. (May 18, 2017) – A diverse coalition of Asian-American and Hispanic/Latino residents of Lowell today filed a federal voting rights lawsuit alleging that the city’s municipal election system discriminates against minorities.  According to the lawsuit,

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Response to Racial Discrimination at Mystic Valley Charter School

On May 12, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice learned that Mystic Valley Charter School is disciplining of African-American schoolgirls for wearing braids. Today, we sent a letter in response to the school’s discriminatory policy. We do so for three reasons: First, the parents in today’s article expressed concern that White students

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Incoming Exam School Classes Fail to Reflect Boston’s Diversity, Especially at Boston Latin School

Incoming Exam School Classes Fail to Reflect Boston’s Diversity, Especially at Boston Latin School Civil Rights Groups Call for Citywide Review of Exam School Admissions May 9, 2017 Boston, MA: Admissions data for Boston’s incoming exam school classes show that the troubling trend of under-enrollment of African Americans and Latinos continues in Boston’s exam schools,

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Bristol County’s Lawless Sheriff Will Answer to the Court

Lawless Sheriff Will Answer to the Court Civil Rights Group Sues To Uncover Documents Regarding Bristol County’s Participation In Controversial Immigration Program Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Foley Hoag LLP filed a lawsuit against Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to obtain public records regarding the Sheriff’s participation in a

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FoodBiz101 Pitch Competition

CommonWealth Kitchen and the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice  Announce Food Biz 101 Pitch Competition on May 1st Food Biz 101, a food business start-up accelerator developed through a partnership between CommonWealth Kitchen and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice invites you to attend their Food Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

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