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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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Changes in Boston City Council’s Committees

The Bay State Banner featured an article on recent changes in the Boston City Council.  The Audit and Oversight Committee, which paid special interest to the level of diversity in the city’s hiring practices, was dissolved. “Continued attention on bringing and maintaining diversity in law enforcement and firefighting is of great importance, especially as many

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Making the Case for Independent Prosecutors in Police Shootings

In the aftermath of the Tamir Rice shooting, the Lawyers’ Committee made the case for independent prosecutors in connection with police misconduct. As our Executive Director, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, discussed on the Boston news show, City Line: “Every day, police officers and police departments work closely with prosecutors. Some people believe this raises a conflict of

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World AIDS Day Joint Statement

World AIDS Day Joint Statement from the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice HIV does not affect all Americans equally. People of color, primarily Blacks and Latinos, are disproportionately represented among the 1 million people living with HIV in the United States. At some point in their

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