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Black History Month: Leading the Fight for a Real Criminal Justice System

Black History Month: Leading the Fight for a Real Criminal Justice System

2019-02-07 00:00:00

For centuries, black people have endured the brutal violence of racism and shouldered the burden of leading the fight against it. This fight includes fixing our criminal legal system, which is racist at its core, and anything but fair. The nation falls far short of a real “criminal justice” system.

Racism in the Paw Paw school district threatens to crush MLK's dream

Racism in the Paw Paw school district threatens to crush MLK's dream

2019-01-21 00:00:00

On the day that America pauses to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the ACLU of Michigan asks the federal government to investigate and eradicate racial discrimination and harassment in a Western Michigan school district.

ACLU Files Complaint With U.S. Department Of Education Against Paw Paw Public School District For Racially Hostile Environment

ACLU Files Complaint With U.S. Department Of Education Against Paw Paw Public School District For Racially Hostile Environment

2019-01-21 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan, in a complaint filed today with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), asks that the Paw Paw Public School District be investigated for maintaining a racially hostile educational environment.

ACLU of Michigan Urges EMU to End Expulsion Proceedings Against Black Students

ACLU of Michigan Urges EMU to End Expulsion Proceedings Against Black Students

2016-11-18 00:00:00

DETROIT--The ACLU of Michigan today sent a letter to Eastern Michigan University urging administrators to halt expulsion proceedings against four African-American students who organized a sit-in to protest racist graffiti being spray painted on campus buildings.

ACLU of Michigan Calls for Apology, Restorative Practices in Wake of Racial Taunts by Royal Oak Middle Schoolers

ACLU of Michigan Calls for Apology, Restorative Practices in Wake of Racial Taunts by Royal Oak Middle Schoolers

2016-11-17 00:00:00

UPDATE (11/22/16): Royal Oak Schools today issued the following statement denying allegations, as described in the ACLU letter, that a teacher asked an African-American student to emulate how slaves danced for their masters: "An investigation regarding the allegation involving a staff member found that the allegation as contained in the letter dated November 17, 2016, did not have merit."

In the Face of Chronic Police Brutality, What Is A "Good Cop?"

In the Face of Chronic Police Brutality, What Is A "Good Cop?"

2016-07-19 00:00:00

Slave patrols were committees of white men established to monitor, track, capture and torture enslaved Africans. Eventually, these groups supplanted local sheriffs and constables as the primary law enforcers, and they became what we now know as police departments. It is perhaps impossible to count the number of African and African-descended people who have died at the hands of slave patrols and police since the slave era. What we do know is that in the aftermath of each highly publicized act of police brutality, there are many who sing the refrain of a popular song in this country.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision to not prosecute the Saginaw police...
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November 18, 2016 Eastern Michigan University, racism
DETROIT--The ACLU of Michigan today sent a letter to Eastern Michigan University urging administrators to halt expulsion proceedings against four African-...
UPDATE (11/22/16): Royal Oak Schools today issued the following statement denying allegations, as described in the ACLU letter, that a teacher asked an African...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision to not prosecute the Saginaw police...
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