Category Archives: Racial Justice

Joint Statement Condemning WEEI Host’s Racist Comments

ASIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS (AALAM) AND TEN OTHER BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS CONDEMN WEEI HOST CHRISTIAN FAURIA’S RACIST BEHAVIOR The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM), and ten other bar associations and community organizations (see full list below), strongly condemn the recent offensive, racist, and insensitive conduct of WEEI sports-talk radio

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New Police Training Techniques Announced By Walpole & Lawyers’ Committee

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE TOWN OF WALPOLE ANNOUNCE NEW TRAINING TECHNIQUES BOSTON — Today, in response to a complaint filed on behalf of John-Paul Wahnon, the Walpole Police Department announced that it has instituted new training techniques and best practices, including comprehensive implicit bias training, to ensure procedural fairness. The Town will

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Boston Police And Fire Hiring Practices Illegally Harm Minority Veterans

Civil Rights Groups Charge Police And Fire Department Hiring Practices Illegally Harm Boston’s Minority Veterans Call For Civil Service Investigation Into Unauthorized Use Of Residence Preference Boston, MA – Today, on behalf of the Boston Society of Vulcans (Vulcans), the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO), and numerous concerned citizens, the Lawyers’ Committee

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Black Teachers Matter

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay special attention to the role — and diminishing presence — of Black teachers in our public schools.    Today’s research speaks to the critical impact of Black teachers on Black students in particular: the dropout rate of Black male students decreases by more than one third when they encounter even

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Boston School Police Sharing Student Information With Federal Authorities

Joint Statement from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice; Multicultural Education, Training & Advocacy, Inc.; and The Center for Law and Education Boston School Police Sharing Student Information With Federal Authorities A document released today by civil rights advocates directly contradicts denials from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and U.S. Immigration and

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Response to DOJ’s Latest Threat to Defund Sanctuary Cities

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Goodwin LLP represent the cities of Lawrence and Chelsea in Massachusetts in litigation challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s efforts to defund sanctuary cities. Today’s announcement from the Department of Justice represents an escalation in the federal government’s ongoing efforts to encroach upon the lawful exercise of local and state

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On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice

Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white –

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​Statement Condemning the Further Dismantling of TPS

​Statement Condemning the Further Dismantling of TPS The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 hard working Americans who are originally from El Salvador. In Massachusetts, we have over 12,000 TPS recipients who are raising more than 6,000 U.S. Citizen children. Eliminating

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