Blog of Rights

A look back: 2017 ACLU of Michigan Lawyers Summit

February 07, 2017
Recently the ACLU of Michigan brought together more than 400 lawyers and law students to tackle the monumental—and growing—task of defending civil liberties in the age of Trump. Held at the...

Mass Mobilization and Tools of Change

Because enslaved Africans were known to attack their masters, burn plantation crops, destroy farm equipment and organize insurrections, laws governing their conduct called “slave codes” placed severe...

Supporting Black Labor: Ending Criminal Record Exclusions in the Workforce

By Kimberly Buddin-Crawford As we honor Martin Luther King, Jr and his legacy this week, it’s important to examine the intersection of two issues that he devoted energy and attention to: race...

Fight to End Harmful Tax Practices in Detroit Underscores the Need to Continue to Challenge Institutional Racism

By Kimberly Buddin-Crawford Hundreds of African-American homeowners in Detroit will lose their properties this fall, joining the thousands before them who are part of one of the largest tax...

Flint Residents Deserve Unfiltered Truth

Once broken, trust can be almost impossible to repair. This maxim is more than evident in Flint, where residents were repeatedly given false assurances that their water was safe for 18 months...

Charges Against Emergency Managers Underscore Folly of Shortsightedness that Created Flint Water Crisis

Although it wasn’t mentioned directly by name when state Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the filing of felony charges against four officials connected to the Flint water crisis, Michigan’s...

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