civilrights.org

civilrights.org

For relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information, Web users can visit civilrights.org, an initiative of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. The site aims to build public understanding of race issues by offering a range of original content on the subject, from in-depth articles to research reports. It also provides links to race-related legislation, relevant Supreme Court opinions, and the latest in civil rights news — including the recent Supreme Court decision that reaffirmed the right of universities to consider race when selecting incoming students. Those who wish to browse the site's materials by issue can use a pull-down menu on the home page to access pages on subjects such as criminal justice, hate crimes, and voting rights. Other sections of civilrights.org include an Action Center, which helps people advocate for civil rights by providing contact information for elected officials, federal agencies, and media outlets; a Career Center with job opportunities in the field; and a Calendar that keeps track of press conferences and other events focused on civil rights.