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Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

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Voices
Virginia Topples a Relic of Colonial-Era Disenfranchisement

Last week, the governor of Virginia ended the disenfranchisement of people convicted of felonies, one of the last groups still denied the right to vote.

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Changing Constitutional Law in the Post-Scalia Era: Lessons from the Past for the Future

Award-winning constitutional scholar David Cole discusses his new book, Engines of Liberty, which explores how citizen activists have successfully shaped constitutional law.

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Talking About Race: What Is Progress? Reflections One Year Later

As part of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Talking About Race series, panelists discuss what meaningful change in Baltimore would look like on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising.

Voices
On International Roma Day, a Call for Courage and Clarity

In the many events that take places around International Roma Day, we sometimes lose sight of the larger cause: self-determination and international unity.

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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Roma School Desegregation

This study examines the role of strategic litigation in efforts to end discrimination against Roma school children in Greece, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

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Book Launch—Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless black girls out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative

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