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BREAKING: @NAACP_LDF has just filed a brief in SFFA v. Harvard on behalf of 26 @Harvard student & alumni organizations standing together to #DefendDiversity in higher education. #EqualEdWeek

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“ is imperative for Harvard to draw upon this diversity to forge its renowned learning environment and prepare the next generation for the many important challenges ahead.”


Learn more about the fight to #DefendDiversity:
As stated in the Harvard Minority Association of Pre-Med Students' declaration, "supporting the consideration of race in admissions and condemning racism are not mutually exclusive."
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Placing students in deplorable learning environments pushes them out of the classroom and into the school-to-prison pipeline. Schools in communities of color must be environments that foster learning.

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In Baltimore, for example, prior to the #COVID19 pandemic, students were subjected to schools in disrepair with contaminated water. Some teachers even had to provide their classrooms with heaters in the winter to manage conditions.

Baltimore City students have missed almost 1.5 million hrs of class time due to these conditions. That is why LDF & @ACLU_MD demand Maryland uphold its constitutional responsibility to provide adequate learning environments.

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(1/4) Today, we celebrate #access: Sheff v. Oneill was a decades-long effort to increase #access to schools in CT. This January, the desegregation case received a massive win that will benefit not just CT, but the nation.

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(2/4) In 1989, @NAACP_LDF filed the original complaint alongside @ACLU, CT Civil Liberties Union, and attorney Wesley Horton. Three decades later, we are overjoyed that Hartford students can finally have an education system that values access and diversity!

(3/4) Elizabeth Sheff is the mother of the named plaintiff. Alongside LDF attorneys like @RossDeuel, her unrelenting dedication to educational #access in CT brought about systematic change.

"To me this is a question of social justice, this isn't a question of just education." ImageImageImageImage
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LDF's seminal case #BrownvBoard not only desegregated schools, it “began the end of legal apartheid in this country...& gave America its very identity as a world class democracy.”

--Current President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF

We can not allow Brown to be minimized.
Last year, @Sifill_LDF addressed #BrownvBoard marchers echoing the message that #MLKJr delivered just 3 years after the landmark decision:

“‘Give us the ballot!’

And when we get the ballot we must use it to the fullest.”
66 years later, @NAACP_LDF continues the work of founder Thurgood Marshall, tirelessly dismantling racial segregation that persists to today--and we will not stop.

Thank you for standing with us & joining in today's rally cry.

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Today, we are lifting up the importance of inclusion in education settings because classrooms are better when students can bring their full selves to the table.

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Even before COVID-19 transformed graduation ceremonies, De'Andre Arnold was excluded from walking in his high school graduation because of his #naturalhair.

A celebration of 4 years of achievement was stripped from him just because of his dreadlocks.…
Natural hair discrimination is simply racial discrimination under another name--and it cannot stand. That's why LDF pushes fervently for the #CROWNact.

Recently, De'Andre checked in with @FOX26Houston to discuss hair inclusion & empowerment.
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