Stories of people who are standing up for their civil rights and liberties, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.
University of North Texas Lawsuit
In July 2020, Professor Timothy Jackson published a scholarly article challenging the claim that classical music is systemically racist and infected with white supremacy. Professor Jackson’s position was met with backlash and punishment. Professor Jackson sued to defend his academic freedom and constitutional right to free speech.
On May 28th, 10-year-old Daniel Marquez was arrested and subsequently booked, handcuffed, perp-walked, and incarcerated without charges for 21 days over private text messages intended as a joke but mischaracterized as a “threat” by Sheriff Carmine Marceno.
Kevin Ray works as a teaching artist for New 42, a publicly-funded performing arts organization in New York City. Beginning in 2019, the work environment at New 42 became permeated with insults, stereotypes, and discrimination based on skin color, all under the guise of “anti-racism.”
In late 2020, Curt Thompson became concerned about the curriculum in his grandchildren’s school district. He believed it was promoting race-essentialist teachings, including encouraging students to group themselves based on skin color and other immutable traits.
Last year, a group of Emory Law School students established the Emory Free Speech Forum (EFSF). Their belief is that the best answers are often found through open inquiry and debate. Having witnessed intolerance at Emory (and on other college campuses), the EFSF students sought to create a place for interested students to hear, consider, and debate diverse ideas.
FAIR’s Amicus Brief For Students For Fair Admissions V. Harvard
On May 9, 2022, FAIR’s legal team and network counsel filed an amicus brief in the case of Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard College. FAIR filed in support of Students for Fair Admissions and made a pro-human argument in favor of holistic and fair admissions not based on skin color or ancestry.
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.