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Profiles in Courage

Stories of people who are advancing civil rights and liberties, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.

Gustilo v. Hennepin Healthcare System

Harvard-educated physician and former Chair of the OB/GYN department at Minnesota health center files EEOC charge after facing retaliation for objecting to racially segregated care.

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Maron v. The Legal Aid Society

Maud Maron, a public defender and candidate for New York City Council, filed a lawsuit against her employer and union, The Legal Aid Society and Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, after they retaliated against her based on the color of her skin.

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Deemar v. District 65

A lawsuit has been filed by Southeastern Legal Foundation against Evanston School District. It alleges the school engaged in racial segregation, depicted “whiteness” as a devil, and taught that whites are inherently oppressive.

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Dwight-Englewood Whistleblower

At Dwight-Englewood school in New Jersey, an award-winning teacher speaks out about her efforts to advocate pro-human values in education.

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Holman v. Vilsack

Standing up for fairness regarding a federal law that provides $4 billion in farmer debt relief, but only for farmers who are of certain racial minorities. Non-minority farmers are excluded.

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Carpenter v. Vilsack

Standing up for fairness regarding a federal law that provides $4 billion in farmer debt relief, but only for farmers who are of certain racial minorities. Non-minority farmers are excluded.

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Columbus Academy

At a top independent high school in Columbus, Ohio, a coalition of over 400 community members are working to advance civil rights and liberties.

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Vitolo v. Guzman

Working for equal access to a $28.6 billion federal fund that deprioritizes some restaurant owners based on their skin color and gender.

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Faust v. Vilsack

Standing up for fairness regarding a federal law that provides $4 billion in farmer debt relief, but only for farmers who are of certain racial minorities. Non-minority farmers are excluded.

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Madison Racial Segregation

Advocating against racially segregated Zoom meetings and discussions in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

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Rabiena v. Higher Educational Aids Board

Challenging a Wisconsin student grant program that excludes most Asian students, white students, and black students from foreign nations.

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Grace Church Whistleblower

On April 13th, 2021, a courageous high school math teacher named Paul Rossi blew the whistle on harm being done to students.

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Democracy Prep Case

By any normal standard, William Clark is not privileged. Quite the opposite. But apparently that’s not how his school sees it.

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Aasen v. Bonham

Class action opposing the California wildlife department's alleged plan to hire and promote employees based on race. The department is allegedly instructing employees about the evils of "whiteness," that white supremacy is the "default," and that black Americans are afraid of trees.

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