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Rachel
Goodman
Rachel Goodman is a Staff Attorney at the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union. She litigates cases combatting racial profiling, discrimination in housing and lending, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Previously, she served as a Karpatkin Fellow on the Racial Justice Program and clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, III, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Fellow, and of Yale College.

Growing Inequality Hobbles Communities of Color

By Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 7:51am
In an ideal world, a rising tide really would lift all boats. But we know it doesn’t work like that. And, as a new report shows, when the tide goes out, not every boat is equally likely to get stranded.

Why Men of Color Aren’t Graduating From College

By Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program & Swati Prakash, Racial Justice Program at 7:17pm

Let’s be straight when we talk about why it is men of color aren’t graduating from college.

It’s true, as this week’s College Board report notes, that just one in four African-American or Native-American men, and one…

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Honoring Dr. King by Working for Economic Justice

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Honoring Dr. King by Working for Economic Justice

By Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 11:55am

This week, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, you’ll hear a lot, as we usually do, about the heroic work he did to move America past the era of state-enforced racial segregation.  Mainly, we remember Dr. King as a prophet of…

Communities of Color Face Unexpected Foe in Foreclosure Prevention

Communities of Color Face Unexpected Foe in Foreclosure Prevention

By Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 11:09am

Millions of Americans are still suffering the effects of the subprime mortgage meltdown. More than four million homeowners have been foreclosed upon already, and nearly 11 million are "underwater," that is, they owe more on their mortgages than their…

YOLO: So Why Was a Texas Prankster Suspended When There Were Better Options?

YOLO: So Why Was a Texas Prankster Suspended When There Were Better Options?

By Rachel Goodman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 1:28pm

Kyron Birdine, a high school junior in Arlington, Texas, didn't see much point to taking an extra standardized test...

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