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Boston Globe Calls for Action on Exam School Diversity

The Boston Globe Editorial Board calls for “more urgency” in closing Boston Latin’s diversity gap, citing the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice: “There is simply nothing meritorious about a public school admissions policy that favors those who can pay for private test preparation,” said Matt Cregor, the Education Project Director of the

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Do Courts Set A Double Standard?

“The Take with Sue O’Connell” featured a discussion on January 5, 2017, with Oren Sellstrom of The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Julia Huston of Foley Hoag concerning Massachusetts’ courts and whether they fail the test of minority hiring and freedom of information:  

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Rights Group Sues Court Offices After Bias Alleged

CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT SEEKS RECORDS SHOWING IMPACT OF TRIAL COURT EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ON DIVERSITY Citing Importance of Transparency and Accountability in Light of Probation Department Scandal, Suit Filed Directly With Supreme Judicial Court In a public records lawsuit filed directly with Massachusetts’ highest court on December 14, 2016, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and

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LGBT People of Color Experience Discrimination, Exclusion and Violence

Karen Holmes Ward of Channel 5 WCVB’s “CityLine” dedicated her Sunday, September 11, 2016 program to exploring the vulnerability experienced by LGBT people of color as members of two minority groups. As part of this program, our executive director Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal tackled the heightened forms of discrimination, exclusion, and violence experienced by LGBT people of

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Boston Public Schools’ Report Highlights Racial Bias at Boston Latin School

Boston Public Schools’ Report Highlights Racial Bias at Boston Latin School BOSTON, MA – Yesterday, the Boston Public Schools’ Office of Equity released the findings of its second round of investigation into the racial climate at Boston Latin School.  The breadth of this investigation is commendable, covering over 100 reported incidents of identity-based bias compared to seven

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