among the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored

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among the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and from 1910 to 1934 served it as director of publicity and research, a member of the board of directors, and founder and editor of The Crisis, its monthly magazine. ° ° The American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) is a nonprofit organization [6] [7] whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States ." [ The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Legal support from the ACLU can take the form of direct legal representation or preparation of amicus curiae briefs expressing legal arguments when another law firm is already providing representation. In addition to representing persons and organizations in lawsuits, the ACLU lobbies for policy positions that have been established by its board of directors. Current positions of the ACLU include: opposing the death penalty; supporting same-sex marriage and the right of LGBT people to adopt ; supporting birth
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control and abortion rights ; eliminating discrimination against women, minorities, and LGBT people; supporting the rights of prisoners and opposing torture; and opposing government preference for religion over non-religion, or for particular faiths over others. Susan N. Herman (born 1947) is an American [1] constitutional law scholar and, since October 2008, the president of the American Civil Liberties Union . [2] Herman has taught at Brooklyn Law School since 1980. 10. While the disparity might seem only to be a problem for the economically disadvantaged families of color, it actually worsens political and economic outcomes for the entire country.Despite gains in income and wealth, the economic chasm between black and Hispanic families and their white counterparts widened between 2013 and 2016 — even when it comes to Americans with comparable levels of education, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. While white families largely recovered from the Great Recession by 2013, black and Hispanic families did not begin to see economic gains until now. And still, the median income for black and Hispanic households has not yet reached 2007 levels.Black and Hispanic families have far less money than whites to begin with, so any bump as a result of the nation’s economic recovery would appear to be disproportionately large. “White households had a head start in rebuilding wealth relative to black and Hispanic households,” said Valerie Wilson, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s program on race, ethnicity, and the economy. “Black and Hispanic households see larger percentage gains simply because they were starting from a lower level.” While net worth for all racial groups fell by about 30 percent during the Great Recession, black and Hispanic families experienced an additional 20 percent decline between 2010 and 2013 at a time when wealth stabilized for white families. ° ° ° °
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