Under pressure from the ACR Project and the shareholders we represent, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has replaced a multi-year promotion that discriminated against small-businesses based on the race and sex of their owners with a parallel program treating all businesses equally. The move follows on the heels of the ACR Project’s parallel success in convincing Coca-Cola to abandon its discriminatory outside counsel policy.
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.
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).
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.
Today, on behalf of a set of concerned JPMorgan Chase [...]
Under pressure from the ACR Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has canceled its race-based municipal basic-minimum-income program.
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.
The law here is no more complicated than the American sense of morality it embodies.
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.
Today, on behalf of a set of concerned Novartis shareholders, [...]