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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.

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Featured News Statement Against Politically Motivated Federal Censorship of Research & Training on Racial Issues On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we issue this statement on the importance of maintaining academic freedom and opposing politically motivated censorship. Sep 11, 2020
Featured News Impact of Affirmative Action Ban in California William Kidder, a research associate with the Civil Rights Project who has studied issues of affirmative action at the University of California for years, recently produced this Fact Sheet and Research Synthesis, "Affirmative Action, Graduation Rates and Enrollment Choice at ... Sep 09, 2020
Featured News Civil Rights Project seeks Post-doctoral Scholar The Civil Rights Project seeks a 100% Postdoctoral Scholar to partner with the co-principal investigators (UCLA Professors Patricia Gándara and Gary Orfield) and lead a future-oriented project that generates policy research on key educational and civil rights issues in the ... Jul 13, 2020
Featured News Civil Rights Project Statement on DACA Decision In yesterday's decision on the case, brought by the University of California, the Court rejected the Administration's action on the basis of its failure to provide any serious justification for its sweeping action. Jun 19, 2020
Featured News The Civil Rights Project Stands with the Dreamers The Civil Rights Project statement in support of our Dreamers Nov 14, 2019
Featured Research by CRP
Press Release National Report Calls Attention to Frequent Use of Suspension Contributing to Stark Inequities in the Opportunity to Learn This new comprehensive analysis of 2015-16 data is the first to capture the full impact of out-of-school suspensions on instructional time for middle and high school students, and for those groups most frequently suspended, including students with disabilities. Oct 11, 2020
Press Release COVID-19 Increases Urgency to End School Suspensions for Minor Student Misbehavior, Prioritize Supportive Services not Police As students throughout the country face months of lost instruction, economic and health stressors, inequitable access to long distance learning, and inadequate special education support and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this report is a 7-year trend analysis of scho ... Jun 22, 2020
Press Release The Striking Outlier: The Persistent, Painful and Problematic Practice of Corporal Punishment in Schools According to this new study, children attending the small percentage of the nation’s public schools that allows corporal punishment face a much greater likelihood of being struck than previously understood, with black students and students with disabilities among the most ... Jun 11, 2019
Press Release Brown at 65 -- No Cause for Celebration As the nation prepares to mark the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v Board of Education ruling declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional, the UCLA Civil Rights Project today published new research detailing school enrollment patterns and segregation in ... May 10, 2019
Press Release New Research Finds Decline in School Segregation in NYC's Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhoods CRP researchers find elementary school enrollment patterns in NYC's most rapidly gentrifying areas have seen a decline in racial segregation, with the declines more evident in traditional public schools than in charter schools. Mar 11, 2019

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