U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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People Of Color Are Still Being Locked Out of the Democratic Process

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reinforces what many already know: the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act made it easier for states to discriminate at the voting booth.

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REPORT: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Challenges Congress to Tackle Inequity in America's Schools

“School finance inequity is a standard feature of American public schooling and low-income students and students of color disproportionately live its consequences.”

Emissions come out of stacks at the Huntington Power coal plant outside Huntington, Utah. Such coal plants produce coal ash, a byproduct that is a point in the 230-page report.

REPORT: EPA is Failing to Protect Low-Income Communities of Color

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights examined how vast numbers of citizens lack political muscle—and protection—regarding environmental justice.