ACR Project and Manhattan Institute File with 4th Circuit Amicus Brief Supporting the Coalition for TJ’s Opposition to Intentional Racial Discrimination in School Assignments

Today, we joined with the Manhattan Institute in submitting an amicus brief to the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, supporting the Coalition for TJ in defending the lower court's summary judgment enjoining the Fairfax County Public Schools from continuing to racially discriminate against Northern Virginia's Asian population in school assignments. FCPS was wrong to insist on allocating children's K-12 education based on race, just as their predecessors were wrong during Jim Crow, and just as the school districts involved in Parents Involved in Cmty. Sch. v. Seattle Sch. Dist. were wrong 15 years ago.  

2022-06-21T16:44:51-05:00June 21st, 2022|Blog|

Open Letter to San Diego’s Mayor and City Council, Concerning Reported Intent to “Challenge” California’s Constitution

Reports indicate that San Diego is set to "push" a "challenge" to the California State Constitution's prohibition against racial discrimination in public contracting, despite the actual knowledge of all involved that it would violate at least the state Constitution (and likely violate federal law, as well). We wrote, suggesting they should voluntarily call that off, before the Courts have to do so for them (and assign them, potentially, personal liability for resulting damages).

2022-05-27T18:42:42-05:00May 27th, 2022|Blog, Submissions|

Open Letter on Behalf of Shareholders to Officers and Directors of Dropbox, Inc.

Last week, reports indicated that a single senior executive at Dropbox had tweeted that she and it would “choose to prioritize folks in our BIPOC and URM communities” in filling a job opening.  As initially covered, the disclosure appeared to reflect a single executive’s rogue statement. The ACR Project’s further investigation has determined otherwise. Accordingly, on behalf of shareholders, we've demanded the retraction of the company's illegal, discriminatory hiring and promotional policies.

2022-05-24T05:55:45-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Blog, Submissions|

ACR Project Files with Supreme Court Merits Amicus Brief on Behalf of CFER Foundation in SFFA’s Litigation Against Harvard and UNC

Today, on behalf of the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, we filed with the Supreme Court an amicus brief on behalf of the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, supporting Students for Fair Admissions's challenge to race-based admissions programs at Harvard and UNC. Through it, we argue that, recognizing the Constitutional and legal bar against race-based admissions, the Court should bring its jurisprudence back into accord with the mainstream, bipartisan majority of the American people's settled understanding on the subject and end our decades' long departure from equally protecting college applicants.

2022-05-09T09:43:36-05:00May 9th, 2022|Blog, Filings|

ACR Project Co-Signs Coalition Letter to OCR on Title IX Regulations

Today, the ACR Project joined a diverse coalition ofmore than two dozen organizations representing education policy experts, public interest lawyers, civil rights leaders, women, and thousands of parents and concerned citizens in urging the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education to end its current rulemaking under Title IX. There is no reason to rewrite the Department's Title IX rules now. Nor would there be any legitimate grounds for the Department to displace Congress's legislative role by trying to substantively alter the scope of Title IX through rule-making.

2022-05-16T09:41:03-05:00April 4th, 2022|Filings|

Open Letter on Behalf of Shareholders to Officers and Directors of Starbucks Corporation

Today, on behalf of a set of concerned Starbucks shareholders, the ACR Project demanded that the company publicly retract the host of illegal, discriminatory policies it has adopted in the name of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.  Those policies facially violate the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1964. Several states have also adopted their own Civil Rights laws, which Starbucks' disclosed policies systematically violate.    

2022-03-25T16:40:25-05:00March 25th, 2022|Blog, Submissions|
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