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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 CRP Co-Director Patricia Gándara Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles congratulates CRP Co-Director Patricia Gándara for her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in recognition of her life's work pursuing equal educational opportunity on behalf of immigrant students and fami ... Sep 29, 2023
Featured News Statement on Today's Affirmative Action Ruling Today’s ruling on affirmative action makes the Supreme Court’s majority the nation’s college admissions office and sharply reduces opportunities for students of color in the institutions that train America’s leaders. The decision is a major step backward toward a mor ... Jun 29, 2023
Featured News The Civil Rights Project Praises Today’s Supreme Court Voting Rights CRP Co-director Gary Orfield issues a statement on today's 5-4 Supreme Court decision in the Allen v Milligan voting rights case upholding Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Jun 08, 2023
Featured News CRP Codirector Orfield Elected as Fellow of AAAS Gary Orfield, distinguished research professor of education, law, political science and urban planning at UCLA and the co-director of the UCLA Civil Rights Project, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Feb 01, 2023
Featured News Feature article and Q&A spotlights new book, The Walls Around Opportunity The Fall 2022 issue of the UCLA Ed&IS Magazine features an excellent article and Q&A with Gary Orfield, spotlighting his new book, The Walls Around Opportunity: The Failure of Color Blind Policy for Higher Education. Nov 15, 2022
Featured Research by CRP
Press Release New Research on Teachers Highlights CA's Need to Recruit/Retain More Teachers of Color and Correct Unequal Distribution of Experienced Teachers Two new studies of California teachers show we are far from reaching our goals of racial equality in the state. The first study uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative data collected over the course of one year from system leaders in teacher preparation, pre-service teach ... May 09, 2024
Press Release New CRP Report Shows North Carolina Schools Losing Hard-Earned Progress on Integration North Carolina’s public school enrollment has become increasingly racially diverse, with White students now accounting for less than half of the state’s enrollment, yet schools across the state have become more segregated. The state was once a trailblazer in school deseg ... May 01, 2024
Press Release New research reveals U.S. charter schools exhibit higher racial segregation compared to magnet schools in same districts New research from the UCLA Civil Rights Project finds that the fast-growing charter sector is associated with more segregation than the magnet sector. The report examines schools in a sample of more than 100 districts that hosted at least five charter schools and five magnet ... Apr 11, 2024
Press Release UCLA Civil Rights Project Assesses School Segregation 70 Years After Brown Brown v. Board of Education was a turning point in American law and race relations. In a country where segregated education was the law in seventeen states with completely separate and unequal schools, Brown found that segregation was “inherently unequal” and violated th ... Apr 03, 2024
Press Release New Report Describes Developmental Education, Reform Efforts and Implementation in CA Community Colleges This new CRP paper honors the memory of CRP collaborator Tatiana Melguizo and her vision of greater equity for students of color, low-income students and English learners, who often reach higher education underprepared for the courses they need to take to progress toward the ... Mar 27, 2024

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