Category Archives: Racial Justice

Racial and Economic Disparities in Boston’s Fairmount Line

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, and the Fairmount Indigo Coalition submitted a comprehensive public records request to the MBTA for the immediate disclosure of information concerning the proposed extension of the Fairmount Line to Foxborough, MA. In connection with this controversial extension, we are

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Lawyers’ Committee Receives Sociedad Latina’s “Nuestra Voz” (Our Voice) Award

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the prestigious “Nuestra Voz” (Our Voice) Award from Sociedad Latina on September 21, 2017, in an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The Lawyers’ Committee promotes equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants with creative and courageous legal action, education, and

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Standing Against Police Bias & Profiling: Amicus Brief to the Supreme Judicial Court

Standing Against Police Bias and Profiling  Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, on behalf of more than a dozen prominent racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and LGBTQ organizations in a high-profile matter concerning police bias and

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Anti-Immigrant Messages in Somerville, MA

Statement in Response to Anti-Immigrant Messages in Somerville, MA In Somerville, MA, virulently anti-immigrant messages threatened students with deportation this week. These racist messages foster a climate of fear that interferes with students’ social and academic progress. The messages push already vulnerable families and children deeper into the shadows. We condemn messages of racism and hate. We

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Lowell At A Crossroads

Lowell, MA, finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with the question of what the former mill town should become, according to a feature in the Boston Globe. In Lowell, a minority population that doesn’t see themselves reflected in the city’s halls of power — are at the heart of a federal lawsuit filed against the

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Statement in Response to the Dismantling of DACA

Today, President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a disturbing escalation of the White House’s targeting of immigrant communities. Repealing DACA subjects over 800,000 young people to deportation. Beneficiaries of DACA, known as Dreamers, came to the United States as children and grew up here becoming integral members of our

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