The Civil Rights Project at UCLA
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA
The mission of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.
More than 800 Scholars File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Diversity Policies in College Admissions
More than 800 social scientists from all parts of the U.S. recently submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court presenting evidence on the need to maintain colleges’ rights to consider race as one of many factors in selecting students. We believe that this brief is the mos ...
Nov 05, 2015
Education Secretary Duncan Advocates Shifting Money From Prisons to Schools
CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies supports Education Secretary Arnie Duncan's September 30, 2015 proposal to shift funds from prisons to schools.
Oct 01, 2015
The Winter 2015 Bulletin/Noticiero is here!
The Winter 2015 Issue highlights a new CRP book release, one that looks at the benefits of being bilingual in the U.S. labor market. Alumni Spotlight interviews Associate Professor Mindy Kornhaber, who conducts research on how institutional policies affecting individual pote ...
Feb 18, 2015
Announcing New Book with Groundbreaking Studies on School Discipline
A new book, Closing the School Discipline Gap, from The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the UCLA Civil Rights Project (CRP/CCRR) looks at disciplinary policies and practices in school that result in disparities, and provides remedies that may be enacted at federal, state ...
Jan 24, 2015
Senator Edward Brooke: A personal reflection by Gary Orfield
CRP Co-director Gary Orfield reflects on the Civil Rights legacy of Senator Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015).
Jan 08, 2015
California School Suspensions Decline, Driven by Fewer Punishments for Disruption/Defiance
Districts Making Progress toward Reducing Racial/Ethnic Suspension Disparities, though Gaps Still Remain. Study Shows Higher Test Scores Correlated with Lower Suspension Rates, Reducing Concern that Discipline Reforms May Jeopardize Student Achievement.
Nov 23, 2015
UCLA Report Finds Connecticut’s Schools Growing More Integrated; Programs are a “Lighthouse for the Region”
LOS ANGELES—For the first time in its ten recent studies of public school segregation in East Coast states, the Civil Rights Project today releases a new report documenting significant progress toward integrated education. In the state of Connecticut there has been clear p ...
Apr 09, 2015
Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap? New Research Identifies Districts with Worst Suspension Records
Findings include: U.S. kids are losing almost 18 million days of instruction; Florida leads all states with highest suspension rate; many districts have improved, but overall U.S. rate has changed little.
Feb 23, 2015
Decades of Inaction Lead to Worst Segregaton in Pennsylvania Schools in Two Decades
Using statewide public school enrollment data from 1989 to 2010, a new report examines changes in school enrollment and segregation at the state-level as well across Pennsylvania’s two largest metropolitan areas –Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Jan 16, 2015
Delaware’s School Resegregation Increasing after Dissolution of its Groundbreaking Metropolitan Desegregation Plan
"The Courts, the Legislature and Delaware’s Resegregation" summarizes substantial research showing segregated schools’ strong links to multiple forms of unequal educational opportunity and outcomes.
Dec 18, 2014