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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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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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Victory for Sanctuary Cities

As the Federal Court for the Northern District of California recognized, sanctuary policies reflect the local judgment that communities are more safe when local police are not entangled in federal immigration enforcement. Through its sanctuary cities Executive Order, the Trump Administration has threatened to destabilize and harm these communities by stripping them of all federal funding. That’s why the federal court issued emergency

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AERA Centennial Lecture Focuses on Racial Disparities in School Discipline, Solutions

On April 12th, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) dedicated one of its Centennial Lectures to addressing racial disparities in school discipline.  Dr. Russ Skiba, whose research on this subject has significantly shaped efforts to counter the School-to-Prison Pipeline, delivered the lecture.  Matt Cregor, LCCR’s Education Project Director, served as commentator. You can watch the video here.

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