Blog of Rights

Supporting Black Labor: Ending Criminal Record Exclusions in the Workforce

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 relations and economic equality....

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...

A look back: Takeaways from ACLU of Michigan Law Enforcement Hearing

A little more than a year ago, the ACLU of Michigan’s Racial Justice Project convened an important hearing on law enforcement best practices. At the time, the public’s alarm about police violence was...

Time For A More Intersectional Trans Allyship

The results of last month’s election sent shockwaves through many communities, not the least of which were transgender communities. For many trans and gender non-conforming people (TGNC) – already at...

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