Comcast is standing with the DOJ in asking the Supreme Court to review our oldest civil rights statute. It could undo centuries of progress -- letting corporations off the hook for racial discrimination and harming Black people, businesses, and economic equality.
Join COC and the CROWN coalition in making it illegal for schools and employers to discriminate against Black people who wear their hair naturally. We've already won in California and New York. Now we're fighting for federal protections.
Black people are one of the least accurately counted populations in the US, which hurts our ability to get funding, programs, and representation in Congress. See what we're doing to make sure we're counted in next year's Census.
Join us as we persuade DA's to refuse to enforce abortion bans that unconstitutionally punish women, and limit and control choices about their bodies. Black women are often the first to be prosecuted for miscarriages. But we can change that.
Watch When They See Us, Ava DuVernay's new Netflix mini-series on the Central Park Five case that gripped the nation. Learn how the criminal justice system shatters innocent Black people’s lives. Then join our campaigns to fix it.
With 2.3B users, Facebook is the largest communications platform in the world. This year we’ve worked tirelessly to hold Facebook accountable – persuading them to conduct their first civil rights audit and adopt stronger policies against white supremacist content. We’ve held dozens of meetings with leaders and allies inside, drawing their attention to how the platform has been used to censor Black activists and allow ads that discriminate against Black people. The fight continues. But Facebook has begun restricting racial targeting in ads, removing posts by white nationalists, and taken down posts designed to suppress voting.
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Saving Disney's Black Princess
We persuaded Disney not to whitewash their popular Black character Princess Tiana. When we saw early drawings of Tiana from the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, it was clear they had straightened her hair, thinned her nose, and lightened her skin. Our members spoke out and persuaded Disney to keep Tiana a beautiful Black princess – part of our ongoing work to improve representation of Black characters in film and TV and make sure all children see heroes who look like them onscreen.
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NYPD Officer Fired for Garner's Death
Five years after the tragic and unnecessary death of Eric Garner, there’s been a breakthrough in our fight for justice. We asked New York City’s mayor and police commissioner to fire Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Garner in a chokehold and refused to let him go – and after sustained pressure from COC members, they did. This kind of momentum matters in a world where police are almost never held accountable for the innocent lives they take. Though Garner’s death was ruled a homicide, until now the officers who restrained him had walked away with no consequences and their jobs intact.
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Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.5 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.
Rashad Robinson writes about how white nationalists in the police forces, and why it’s so important to continue fighting for police accountability in the wake of this month’s mass shootings. “If people in law enforcement want to be seen as experts on defeating white nationalism, shouldn’t they have to get rid of all the white nationalists in their own ranks first?”
A new report on whether Facebook demotes conservative content ignores basic truths about how the platform hurts people of color. Rashad Robinson is quoted: “Claims of anticonservative bias are simply an attempt to distract users and the media from the conservative movement’s attacks against black communities and other marginalized groups.”
Rashad Robinson is quoted in this article about how the Democrats are lagging in a real strategy to reach young, Black voters — and why it matters. “Donald Trump’s campaign is handing out literature in black barbershops right now; they’re doing micro-targeting on Facebook and have a digital strategy to engage black folks,” he said.
Color Of Change collaborated with Demos, SocioAnalytica, and Black Futures Lab on research and polling on what Black voters want from their politicians. The Black Census Project is the “largest survey of Black people conducted in the US since Reconstruction.”
In his monthly column, Rashad Robinson writes about how in politics we’re seeing the Democratic party take racial justice seriously — but in the corporate sector, we still have a long way to go. Many corporations continue to support and enable Trump going into 2020.
Rashad Robinson is quoted on how while Democrats worry about how to woo white voters that supposedly cost them the election in 2016, they are also waking up to the idea that they cannot win the presidency without mobilizing Black voters — and they cannot do that without talking about race.
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