Blog of Rights


Equal Opportunity Triumphs Again in Missouri

By Tiffany Donnelly, Racial Justice Program at 10:43am

Good news, civil rights advocates: Late Friday, a Missouri circuit court judge struck down a proposed ballot initiative aimed at amending the state constitution to outlaw equal opportunity programs in the state. This ACLU victory is something to…

Denying Education is Denying Opportunity

By Tiffany Donnelly, Racial Justice Program at 5:03pm

Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court heard the case of two young women in Beaufort County who were egregiously punished for their involvement in a weaponless schoolyard fight. These two African-American students were not only expelled from…

Florida Failing Its Schoolchildren, High Dropout Rates Violate State Constitution

By Tiffany Donnelly, Racial Justice Program at 1:30pm

Last week, the ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit against Florida state officials for violating the state constitution, which guarantees a free "uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality" public education to its citizens. In Florida's…

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