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Rights & Justice in the United States

Rights & Justice in the United States

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Recent Work

Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.

Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

Join Atlantic Live for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic cover story “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” the complicated history of the nation’s justice system, and the future of prison reform.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

Book Launch: We Too Sing America

Nationally renowned racial justice advocate Deepa Iyer shines a light on the ongoing racism directed against South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the decade and a half since 9/11.

A History of Segregation

Elizabeth Nix will bring examples of structural racism and white privilege to light by talking about the history of Baltimore.

Strategic Litigation Impacts: Global Narratives About Social Change  

An international panel of advocates discusses the possibilities and limitations of deploying strategic litigation as a tool for social change.

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U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York
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