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]

    NEW RESOURCE: Toolkit on State Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation


    We are pleased to share the Toolkit on State Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation. This toolkit is a collective effort of the Proactive Team convened by Rights Working Group and draws on best-practices and expertise from successful state-level campaigns for anti-profiling laws, as well as insights from national organizations. The toolkit offers guidance on legislative language, messaging and framing, and coalition-building to advance state legislative campaigns for proactive anti-profiling laws.

    Victory in Nebraska! Legislature Unanimously Passes Anti-Racial Profiling Law


    Lincoln, Neb., May 30, 2013 – A new law passed earlier this month extends data collection and reporting requirements for Nebraska’s law enforcement agencies for four years. The data collection provisions were due to sunset in January 2014 but now will sunset in January 2018.

    In addition to extending the sunset deadline the law requires the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justiceto seek funding to conduct reviews of motor vehicle stops and allegations of racial profiling.

    Why Racial Profiling Matters for Women and Families

    By Sameera Hafiz

    Policy Director - Rights Working Group

    Federal Court Prohibits Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Racial Profiling; Cites Role of Federal Government in Encouraging It


    May 29, 2013 -- A federal judge ruled last week that Maricopa Country Sheriff’s Office, headed up by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, engaged in systemic racial profiling of Latinos and illegal detentions in violation of their constitutional rights.

    In addition, Judge G. Murray Snow has prohibited the sheriff’s department from using race as a factor in attempting to determine whether someone is undocumented.