Racial Justice

A Project That Fights for Democracy

A Project That Fights for Democracy

2014-01-22 00:00:00

Another blog. That’s just what the world has been crying out for, right? Yet another blog. Especially one that doesn’t yet have a name, and is still searching for the right voice. A permanent home with a web page of its own also remains in the future. And actual, substantial content … that too is yet to come.

Other than that, though, everything is good to go.

ACLU Launches Let Me Vote Campaign to Inform and Empower Voters

ACLU Launches Let Me Vote Campaign to Inform and Empower Voters

2012-09-12 00:00:00

DETROIT – In an effort to combat voter confusion, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan launched its Let Me Vote Campaign today designed to supply voters with the voting rights knowledge they need to cast their ballot on Election Day. Campaign materials are available at www.aclumich.org/letmevote.

Lives in the Balance: Juvenile Life Sentences in the Supreme Court

Lives in the Balance: Juvenile Life Sentences in the Supreme Court

2012-05-22 00:00:00

I never thought I'd have an opportunity to see the U.S. Supreme Court hear arguments in Washington D.C.

Yet, instead of thinking of what an honor it was or how much history that room had seen, I couldn't stop thinking of the lives of young men and women back in Michigan. Young people whose lives hang in the balance, lives that may not have another chance. 

Report Details Inequities in Michigan's Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences

Report Details Inequities in Michigan's Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences

2012-05-15 00:00:00

Today, advocates, clergy and family members of individuals sentenced to juvenile life without parole for crimes they committed as children joined Second Chances 4 Youth to release a report documenting the systemic disadvantages facing juveniles in the adult criminal justice. “Basic Decency: An Examination of Natural Life Sentences for Michigan Youth,” was released in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan at a news conference at Lansing’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Full Appeals Court Hears Arguments Challenging Michigan’s Ban on Race-Conscious Admissions

Full Appeals Court Hears Arguments Challenging Michigan’s Ban on Race-Conscious Admissions

2012-03-07 00:00:00

CINCINNATI, OH – Attorneys representing students, faculty, and prospective applicants to the University of Michigan asked a 15-judge federal appeals court panel today to strike down Michigan’s Proposal 2 as unconstitutional because it creates an unequal political process for individuals who seek to urge universities to consider race as one of many factors in admissions.

ACLU, MIRC Send Letters to All Michigan Jails Warning of Costly, Illegal Immigration Holds

ACLU, MIRC Send Letters to All Michigan Jails Warning of Costly, Illegal Immigration Holds

2011-08-01 00:00:00

Detroit – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center sent letters to all Michigan jails today clarifying the obligations of local law enforcement with regards to “immigration detainers,” requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold people in jail who would otherwise be released.

Northwest Airlines Apologizes to Civil Rights Groups

Northwest Airlines Apologizes to Civil Rights Groups

2001-11-08 00:00:00

The CEO and Executive Vice President of Northwest Airlines have sent a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan to apologize for the treatment of three passengers of Middle East descent who were removed from a plane on September 20 because other passengers were uncomfortable about flying with them on a Northwest flight after the September 11th attack.

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The ACLU and immigrant-rights activists filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the agency’s failure...
May 15, 2016 Racial Justice
As part of our school-to-prison pipeline work, the ACLU of Michigan filed a public records request with the Detroit Public Schools seeking, among other things...
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The ACLU is hailing a recent decision by the Grand Rapids Police Department to end a policy that permitted police officers to arrest innocent people for...
In an effort to remind the public about its First Amendment rights and to reassure immigrants that constitutional protections extend to them as well, the...
DETROIT –A federal judge today signaled that the first federal safe drinking water case on the Flint water crisis could proceed over protests from the City of...
DETROIT—The ACLU of Michigan on Wednesday will urge a state appeals court to overturn the conviction of Benton Harbor civil-rights firebrand Rev. Edward...
WASHINGTON—There was much partisan heat generated, but very little light shed, when Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy appeared recently...
What we have come to learn about the Flint water crisis over the past several months—including the fact that a city of 100,000 people was left exposed to...
DETROIT—As part of its ongoing look into the Flint water crisis, the ACLU of Michigan today released “Here’s To Flint,” a searing documentary that examines the...
The ACLU of Michigan documentary “Here’s To Flint” is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint...
DETROIT—More than 60 children's rights, public health, and immigrant advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter urging the Department of Homeland...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. detested violence. Nevertheless, during the month when we commemorate his birth, we must face the fact that black males between the...
DETROIT – Citing potential constitutional violations, the ACLU of Michigan is urging Detroit Public Schools officials to rescind the mass school suspensions...
June 15, 2015 Racial Justice
For many, there are certain chapters in U.S. history that are much too painful to contemplate. Foremost among them are the enslavement of literally millions of...
June 01, 2015 Racial Justice
The ACLU of Michigan has been working closely with Native American students at Eastern Michigan University to compel the university to permanently dump the...
September 12, 2012 Racial Justice
DETROIT – In an effort to combat voter confusion, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan launched its Let Me Vote Campaign today designed to supply...
May 15, 2012 Racial Justice
Today, advocates, clergy and family members of individuals sentenced to juvenile life without parole for crimes they committed as children joined Second...
March 07, 2012 Racial Justice
CINCINNATI, OH – Attorneys representing students, faculty, and prospective applicants to the University of Michigan asked a 15-judge federal appeals court...
August 01, 2011 Racial Justice
Detroit – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center sent letters to all Michigan jails today clarifying the...
November 08, 2001 Racial Justice
The CEO and Executive Vice President of Northwest Airlines have sent a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan to apologize for the treatment...
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