Tag: civilrights

Civil Rights Complaint Filed over Lack of COVID-19 Provisions for Multilinguals

Spanish movie cinema billboard with three rules to avoid the coronavirus epidemic. Translation, wash hands, maintain social distance, clean surfaces
The National Health Law Program has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties contending that federal, state, and local agencies are failing to provide individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP)...

Celebrate but Don’t Rest on Brown v. Board

As we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the anti-segregation decision in Brown v Board of Education, there is justifiable concern that the principles enshrined in that historical ruling are not being upheld. Research and analysis of federal data show that our schools have become more segregated, not less, over the last 20 years. Now, the typical Latinx student attends...

Voting Rights Act Left Some Less Equal

Language minorities earned voting rights only in 1975 August 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act, signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson following the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and “Bloody Sunday,” which drew national attention to voting rights issues. The Voting Rights Act addressed the rampant discrimination that racial minorities faced despite the...
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