Today, on behalf of a set of concerned Novartis shareholders, [...]
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.
Today, on behalf of a set of concerned McDonald's shareholders, the ACR Project demanded that the company publicly retract the host of illegal, discriminatory policies it has adopted in the name of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Those policies facially violate the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1964. Several states have also adopted their own Civil Rights laws, which McDonald's disclosed policies systematically violate.
The ACR Project has demanded that New York State abandon its illegal, unconstitutional policy of rationing access to scarce COVID-19 treatments based on patient race and ethnicity. Under the policy, race and ethnicity dictate allocation of the most effective COVID-19 treatments away from those most at risk. That violates the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and New York's own Human Rights Law.
Today, the ACR Project submitted a letter to the Denver Public Schools, expressing concern with the "Families of Color Playground Night[s,]" which they system has held over the last several months at at least one of its schools. We warned that this programming appears to violate the U.S. and Colorado Constitutions, as well as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The ACR Project and its co-counsel Bell Davis Pitt have demanded that Lowe's officers and directors halt its illegal, discriminatory "Making It ... with Lowe's" promotion and undertake a new, non-discriminatory competition whose application process is open to all entrepreneurs without penalty for the race, sex, or gender of applicants.
In its current form, the "Making It ... with Lowe's" promotion discriminates based on race, ethnicity, sex, and gender, in violation of both state and Federal law. This threatens the company with potentially serious liability to America's small businesses and the company's officers and directors with potentially serious liability to their shareholders.
Comment on Department of Education’s Potential New Guidance on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline
Today, the ACR Project submitted a comment in response to the Department of Education’s Request for Information in support of an anticipated change in the Department's guidance on the "nondiscriminatory administration of school discipline." The Department's version of the relevant history was tellingly incomplete, omitting facts important to a proper assessment of both the relevant social science and the state of the law. As the omissions are material, we briefly detail what OCR declined to include in the telling of this story, before turning to the legal infirmities of the guidance the Department seems driven to issue.
Today, on behalf of a set of concerned Coca-Cola Company shareholders, the ACR Project and its co-counsel Offit|Kurman demanded that the company either publicly retract the discriminatory outside-counsel policies it announced in January or provide access to the corporate records related to the decision of Coca-Cola's officers and directors to adopt and retain those illegal policies.
Yesterday, the American Civil Rights Project submitted a comment on the Department of Education's proposal of new priorities for federal education funding. We applauded the Department, where it would prioritize teaching students to analyze information dispassionately and apply objective, consistent standards to determine the reliability of sources. We could not do the same, where the Department's failure to apply objective, consistent standards to sources appears to have led it to rely on those using inaccurate information to manipulate their audiences.