Though generations of civil rights activism have led to important gains in legal, political, social, employment, educational and other spheres, inequality of resources and opportunity still disproportionately and negatively impact people of color, and New Yorkers of color still bear the brunt of attacks on civil rights and liberties.

The New York Civil Liberties Union aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.

Please explore the links to the right and below to learn about the NYCLU’s work to combat racism through litigation, organizing, legislative advocacy, and public education.

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