Racial Justice

The ACLU works to ensure that all people enjoy equal opportunity, without regard to their race or ethnicity. While our country has made enormous strides, many government actions continue to unfairly burden people of color, whether intentionally or not. We have gone to court to address a wide variety of racial injustices, in such contexts as law enforcement, national security, education, voting, and religious free exercise. We successfully supported legislation that prohibited state and local government actions that disparately burden racial minorities, without regard to intent. We also support government programs and private lawsuits aimed at eliminating racial discrimination in private sector employment, public accommodations, and the like.


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