Faces of Racial Profiling: BCC's Wesley Morris Shares Experience with Racial Profiling

     In this latest installment of the Faces of Racial Profiling video series, Wesley Morris of the Beloved Community Center (BCC), a social justice organization, in Gre...[Read more]

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    Visit Your Member of Congress during August Recess

    Join the immigrant rights and racial justice movements mobilizing across the country at this important time! Tell your Members of Congress that we need strong federal legislation to ban racial profiling. Urge you...[Read more]

    RWG Condemns the Corker Border Deal For Irresponsibly Militarizing the Border While Failing to Include Needed Human Rights Protections

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291

    Washington, D.C., June 24, 2013 -- Rights Working Group firmly rejects the Corker border deal to revise the pending Senate immigration reform legislation because it unreasonably militarizes the border, ramps up immigration enforcement measures, and fails to include necessary oversight mechanisms to protect human rights or prevent ongoing abuses of power, including racial profiling.

    ACLU Report: Marijuana Arrests and Racial Profiling


    The War on Marijuana in Black and White, released by the American Civil Liberties Union in June, reveals severe racial disparities in marijuana arrests.

    165 Organizations Call for End to 287(g) Program

    In a June 20th letter sent to  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton, 165 faith, labor, immigration, and civil rights organizations called for an end to the 39 287(g) agreements in effect in 19 states and for any new applications to be

    NYPD Sued Over Discriminatory Surveillance of Muslim Communities


    WASHINGTON,D.C., June 20, 2013 – The New York Police Department (NYPD), already facing a federal civil rights lawsuit  for its racially discriminatory use of stop and frisk policies, is now being challenged for another form of profiling the department engages in: discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities.

    On Tuesday, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU and CUNY’s CLEAR Project filed the suit in federal court in Brooklyn, charging the NYPD of violating religious freedom and constitutional guarantees of equal protection of the law.

    Senator Cardin Proposes Amendments to Fix Prohibition of Racial Profiling in Immigration Reform

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291

    June 20, 2013, Washington, D.C.-Two amendments to the senate’s immigration reform bill, S. 744, have been offered by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) to fix  protections against racial profiling and discrimination in immigration enforcement.