Category Archives: Policy & Issues

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds Condemns President Trump For Again Blaming “Both Sides” For Violence In Charlottesville

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump once again sought to diminish the role white supremacist marchers played in a violent protest in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend: “The President’s statements today rubbed salt into the wounds of millions of… Read More »

First responders in three states under investigation for allegedly mocking Charlottesville violence

A Philadelphia firefighter has apologized for an apparently racist photo making light of the protests that turned violent over the weekend in Virginia. Philadelphia firefighter John Deluisi reportedly tagged an African American colleague in a Facebook photo showing Deluisi wearing a hat emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag and holding a tiki torch. “Headed to… Read More »

This Is Not A New America For African Americans

Today, national and even international press are paying attention to racists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia. I, for one, am shocked that this story has yet to get old in this country. This country was developed and fermented upon the theory of manifest destiny. One only has to spend time with First Nation people or descendants… Read More »