Racial Justice

It is an undeniable reality that, even in the 21st century, structural racial discrimination continues to persist throughout the United States.  While there are certainly still instances of outright discrimination against people of color, most modern-day discrimination takes the form of institutionalized practices that have a profoundly negative impact on racial minorities.  The racial justice […]


Education Equity

All children deserve a quality education that will prepare them for college or the workplace regardless of where they live, the color of their skin, or their immigration status.


Housing Rights

Housing Rights is a multi-faceted issue: (1) is there a ‘right to housing’?; (2) the right to be free from illegal housing discrimination; (3) rights we have as tenants; and (4) rights of homeowners, especially new rights for homeowners during the foreclosure process and against predatory lending.


Disability Rights

Disability rights are broadly protected under California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which ensures all business establishments in California, such as housing and public accommodations not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.


LGBT Rights in California

Though we as a state have made great stride toward ensuring equality and ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, there is still much work to be done to secure the safety and full protection of rights for the LGBTQ community. In California, the LGBTQ community still faces discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, healthcare, and more.


Equal Opportunity

In 1996, California passed Prop 209, which banned consideration of race or gender in public education, public contracting, and public employment. As a result, many programs designed to ensure equal opportunity for women and people of color within California’s public agencies and institutions were immediately disbanded.

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