Our Mission

TODAY,almost 70 years after the Civil Rights Movement began,
there is an urgent need to reaffirm and advance its core principles:

To insist on our common humanity.
To recognize that we are all entitled to equality under the law.
To advance Martin Luther King Jr.'s guiding principle that we all be judged
by the content of our character, not the color of our skin.

That's where FAIR comes in.
FAIRis a multi-discipline, nonpartisan organization dedicated to
defending civil rights and liberties and promoting a common culture
based on fairness, understanding, and humanity. As an advocate for
open discourse and debate, FAIR is committed to celebrating our shared
interests and values and advancing Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of
equality for all—without exception.

What We Do

We see people first.

FAIR advances Martin Luther King Jr’s guiding principle that we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin.

We promote Inclusion for everyone. We Mean EVeryone.

FAIR defends the rights and equality guaranteed to all human beings, without exception.

We stand up to bullies.

FAIR advocates for individuals who are threatened or persecuted for protected speech, held to a different standard of conduct, or denied rights or access based on their perceived identity group or perspective.

We promote discourse.

FAIR supports respectful disagreement. We believe that bad ideas are best confronted with good ideas — never with censorship, dehumanization, deplatforming, or blacklisting.

We acknowledge shared reality.

FAIR believes that objective truth exists, that it is discoverable, and that scientific research must be open, honest, and untainted by any political or social agenda.

We are pro-human.

FAIR is pro-human: we are committed to promoting compassionate opposition to intolerance and racism that is rooted in dignity for all human beings and respect for our common humanity.

How We Do It

We build community through our grassroots Chapter Network; programs in the Arts, Medicine, and Education; our Legal Network; and FAIR events.

We inform the public though our videos, events, and social media presence.​

We change policy through our legal advocacy, legal letters, and public mobilization efforts.

The Pro-Human Principles

Fairness

We seek to treat everyone equally without regard to skin color or other immutable characteristics. We believe in applying the same rules to everyone, and reject disparagement of individuals based on the circumstances of their birth.

Understanding

We are open-minded. We seek to understand opinions or behavior that we do not necessarily agree with. We pursue the objective truth through honest inquiry. We are tolerant and consider points of view that are in conflict with our convictions.

Humanity

We recognize that every person has a unique identity, that our shared humanity is precious, and that it is up to all of us to defend and protect the civic culture that unites us.

FAIR's Principles of Peaceful Change

Based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s
Principles of Nonviolence

Exercise Moral Courage

Telling the truth is a way of life for courageous people. Peaceful change cannot happen without a commitment to the truth.

Build Bridges

We seek to win friendship and gain understanding. The result of our movement is redemption and reconciliation.

Defeat Injustice

We recognize that those who are intolerant and seek to oppress others are also human, and are not evil people. We seek to defeat evil, not people.

Don’t Take the Bait

Suffering can educate and transform. We will not retaliate when attacked, physically or otherwise. We will meet hate and anger with compassion and kindness.

Choose Love, Not Hate

We seek to resolve conflict through dialogue, not violence. We believe in the power of love.

Trust in Justice

We trust that the universe is on the side of justice. The pro-human approach is based on deep faith that justice will eventually win.

Board of Directors

Board of Advisors

FAIR Founder, Entrepreneur
Computer Scientist
Musician, Author, Actor, Lecturer

Lisa Selin Davis

Author, Journalist
Philosopher, Constitutional Scholar
Social Psychologist, Author
Author, Professor of Islamic Studies
Author, Writer, Speaker, Youth Mentor

Stephen
Hawkins

Researcher,
Speaker
Editor, Podcast Host, Author
Historian, Journalist, Author
Author, Psychologist, Professor
Professor, Author
Political Scientist
Professor, Author
Author, Journalist
Broadcast Journalist
Lawyer, Professor, Author, Civil Liberties Commentator
Author, Writer, Editor, Commentator
Writer, Entrepreneur, Cultural Critic
Writer, Mediator, Thought-leader