Category Archives: civil rights

2017 White Privilege Conference—April 14-17, 2016, Philadelphia

Save the Date! The 2017 White Privilege Conference will be held on April 14-17, 2016 in Philadelphia. For more information, see www.whiteprivilegeconference.com. The Council is a sponsor of this event.

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Philadelphia’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Disproportionately Enforced Against African Americans

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): A new report from the ACLU of Pennsylvania finds that police in Philadelphia disproportionately enforced civil asset forfeiture laws, specifically cash seizure, in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. African Americans represent 44% of the … Continue reading

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How to Keep Our Black Boys Alive: Channeling the Rage

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: just about every Black … Continue reading

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Actions You Can Take to Support AME & Other Black Churches Affected by Racism

From Showing Up for Racial Justice/SURJ (http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org): Here are some things your congregation and you can do to support churches that have been the targets of racist actions: Give and ask your congregation to give to the joint fund for … Continue reading

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Wealth Doesn’t Trickle Down, But the Effects of Housing Discrimination Do

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): By: Kriston Capps Published: June 29, 2015 The opinion with the greatest impact from the Supreme Court’s latest term may very well be the case that decided the future of fair housing. The Court’s decision … Continue reading

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Poor Whites Live in Richer Neighborhoods than Middle-Class Blacks and Latinos

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): By: Michael Fletcher Published: June 24, 2015 Poor whites tend to live in more affluent neighborhoods than do middle- class blacks and Latinos, a situation that leaves those minorities more likely to contend with … Continue reading

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In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs ‘Disparate Impact’ Claims

June 25, 2015  12:26 PM ET Bill Chappell Civil rights groups won a victory Thursday, as the Supreme Court ruled that claims of racial discrimination in housing cases shouldn’t be limited by questions of intent. The court affirmed a Court … Continue reading

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Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

Published on Monday, April 06, 2015 by Education Week By Tyrone Howard Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, and New York City have ignited a series of debates about the lives of black males in the United States and how … Continue reading

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Respecting Faith: The Exploitation of Religion for Politics and Power—April 29, Harrisburg

The women of the Ahmadiyya Community in Islam invite the women of different faiths and communities to a discussion on Respecting Faith: The Exploitation of Religion for Politics and Power. My Faith’s Perspective. Please join us to discuss, reflect and … Continue reading

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Staying on the March—Right Now

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of … Continue reading

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