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The Civil Rights Project (CRP) is a leading resource for information on racial justice. CRP strives to improve the channels through which research findings are translated and communicated to policymakers and the broader public by publishing reports and books on critical civil rights issues.

Press Release UCLA Report Shows Demographic Divide Intensifying in Southern California, Between Regions and Across Race
The report reveals the depth and scope of the demographic shifts within our social and urban landscapes, due to international immigration, changes in birth rates, and internal migration patterns.
Press Release New York Schools Most Segregated in the Nation
UCLA report identifies alarming trends throughout the Empire State.
Featured News Policy Briefing Spotlights What Works to Eliminate Disparities in School Discipline
A recent policy briefing in Washington, DC, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, highlighted the results of nearly three years of work by The Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, 26 national experts on disparities in school discipline, including CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies.
Featured News CRP Researchers Reaffirm Findings of Increasing Segregation
Several researchers have recently published articles claiming that school segregation has actually not increased in recent decades, as we have reported in our publications. It turns out that these researchers preferred to measure something else—the randomness of distribution of four racial groups across metropolitan areas. This measure has never been the goal of desegregation policies, nor the way in which progress was measured in civil rights law and enforcement.
Featured News Policy Report Dispels Misconceptions about Prop 209, SATs and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Higher Education
A coalition primarily of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civil rights and higher education groups present this policy report to dispel public misconceptions that have recently surfaced around efforts to diversify higher education.
Featured News CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies joins civil rights groups in complaint vs. Wake County school policing policy
Center for Civil Rights Remedies joined local advocates in North Carolina asserting Wake County school policing violates civil rights laws.
Featured News Civil Rights Project Hails New Federal Guidance on School Discipline
The Department of Justice and the Education Department today jointly released guidance to public schools that should help curb what many call the school-to-prison pipeline, which often begins when students are excluded from school and too often ends with incarceration as adults, a pattern very disproportionately impacting students of color.
Featured News NEW RESOURCES: Two webinar recordings on school discipline and affirmative action
 
Press Release Making Education Work for Latinas in the U.S.
CRP study funded by actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria identifies factors that improve educational outcomes for Latinas
Featured News CALL FOR PERSONAL STORIES: Turning Around the School-to-Prison Pipeline
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies is seeking personal stories for possible inclusion in an upcoming book, “Closing the School Discipline Gap,” by Teachers College Press, and for use in additional forthcoming reports containing profiles of large districts.
Featured News CRP Announces Opportunity for Postdoctoral Scholar in Higher Education Research
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles seeks an experienced education policy researcher in the area of higher education policy and finance. The postdoctoral scholar must have proven experience managing a complex research project, analyzing quantitative/qualitative data, and writing well and clearly for a policy audience.
Press Release Two New Studies Show Alarming Segregation in New Jersey Schools Which May Run Afoul of State Constitution
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA (CRP) and the Institute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers University-Newark (IELP) today jointly released two reports finding that the racial and socioeconomic divide in New Jersey public education continues to grow unabated. While the CRP report documents the jump from 1989 to 2010 in quantity of apartheid schools in New Jersey, the IELP study shows that extreme isolation of poor students of color is concentrated in mostly urban areas. Both studies are products of close collaboration between the two research centers and are interrelated, but each develops a distinctive set of issues.
Press Release U.S. Researchers File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Opposing Michigan’s Proposal 2 and Ban on Affirmative Action
The Civil Rights Project today submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al., in support of the Court of Appeals decision overturning the referendum banning affirmative action in Michigan. The referendum, known as Proposal 2, was designed to overturn affirmative action plans at the University of Michigan and other universities in the state and to inscribe that prohibition into the state constitution.
Featured News CRP Center issues statement supporting US DOE's changes to Civil Rights Data Collection
CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies issued a statement of support to the U.S. Department of Education's proposed changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection. We applauded additions, such as tracking the days of lost instruction due to disciplinary actions, and reporting on the educational conditions in juvenile justice institutions. But we also urged annual and timely reporting of the disaggregated data so essential to the enforcement of anti-discrimination law.
Featured News Civil Rights Leaders Urge CA Governor to Address Inequities in School Discipline
Civil rights leaders from across the country signed a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown urging him to stand with them in addressing the inequities in school discipline and sign Assembly Bill 420, authored by Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento).
Featured News A Tribute to Julius Chambers
The Civil Rights Project mourns the loss of Julius Chambers, a legendary civil rights leader, who passed away on August 2, 2013.
Featured News Leading Social Scientists Find Powerful Research Base for Affirmative Action
The Civil Rights Project is releasing today a statement by leading scholars highlighting rigorous social science research that could provide guidance to universities assessing their diversity plans in the context of the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, in Fisher v. the University of Texas, at Austin. Today’s statement points to the broad and deep base of research literature on affirmative action.
Featured News Federal Government to Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations in Durham Public Schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating a claim filed by Advocates for Children's Services and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies that Durham Public Schools discriminates against students of color and students with disabilities.
Featured News Civil Rights Project Releases Statement of Nation’s Leading Constitutional Law Scholars on U.S. Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling
The Civil Rights Project is honored to distribute today a statement of constitutional law scholars, an independent assessment of the ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas, at Austin, announced yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Press Release CRP Report Says Time Has Come for MA to Deal with its Diversity and Segregated Schools
The Civil Rights Project releases a new study today, the first of its kind to thoroughly explore school segregation trends in Massachusetts since the peak of desegregation in the 1980s. The study shows student enrollment in the Commonwealth’s public schools growing more diverse, while the state’s public schools become increasingly segregated along race and class lines.
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