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C. Elisia Frazier reflects upon the theme of her term as chair - "More to Overcome: Civil Rights in the Twenty-First Century."
The Bush Administration severely weakened the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice by injecting partisan and ideological considerations into law enforcement and personnel decisions, resulting in the departure of large numbers of experienced attorneys and lowering morale of the Division, which now requires rebuilding.
Perhaps no arena of public life or government administration in the United States today is racial discrimination more apparent and seemingly tolerated than in the selection of juries. This article explores the steps that should be taken to eliminate illegal racial bias in the U.S. jury system.
In the decades following the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, litigation involving the rights of minority voters has been prevalent, particularly questioning the use of total population data, as opposed to citizen voting age population data. The law governing the protection of minority voting rights is far from settled.
The election of President Obama has not resulted in America becoming "post-racial," despite the hope for change his candidacy for president invoked.
In June 2007, the Supreme Court released a deeply fractured decision, affirming the importance of the goals of voluntary integration while striking down a popular tool to achieve integration. This decision, along with federal guidance, left school districts confused about what integration efforts would be legal and effective.
People of color continue to occupy U.S. prisons in disproportionate rates. This article explains why that is and how it perpetuates a recurring cycle.
The forthcoming 150th anniversary of the Civil War provokes reflection on the war's true history, including the atrocious institution of slavery, and also the negative impact of revisionist history, as exhibited in current distorted rhetoric in America's schools and political establishments.
Conservative Supreme Courts in recent history have continually been undoing the progressive antidiscrimination work of Congress.
The Civil Rights Committee of the ABA's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities has made it a goal to bring to light the continuing inequalities for people of color through a series of "Debunking the Myth of a Post-Racial Society" panels.
In honor of receiving the 2011 Thurgood Marshall Award, Human Rights magazine chair Stephen Wermiel interviews Jones.