Last year saw unprecedented advocacy for policy change regarding the tens of thousands of untested sexual assault evidence collection kits currently held in storage facilities in the US. On October 27, 2010, the White House responded by announcing a funding initiative to help selected jurisdictions eliminate their rape kit backlog. While elected officials and victims’ advocates are scrambling for a cut of the grant money, some argue that processing all kits would be a waste of time and money.
We're now accepting student writing submissions for Vol. 56.2 from HLS students on any topic related to civil rights or civil liberties! Get your submission in to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sun., 10/11/20. For more information, visit https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/.
The lives of Black victims do not matter nearly as much as those of white ones when it comes to the death penalty, a new study finds.
Applications are open for article submissions for CR-CL 56.2. Please submit any articles that broadly touch on civil rights and civil liberties for publication. Details can be found here: https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/
Check out our newest blog post by Christina Coleburn about confronting racism! https://harvardcrcl.org/the-ostrich-rears-its-head-americas-2020-racial-reckoning-is-a-victory-and-opportunity/
Check out the second article in our series about racism and police brutality! Olivia Murray discusses prison abolition: https://harvardcrcl.org/why-8-wont-work/
Check out "Why We Can't Wait"—a powerful piece by Mo Light and the first in our new online series about racism and police brutality: https://harvardcrcl.org/why-we-cant-wait/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-we-cant-wait
As a journal, we stand with the student protestors HLS is attempting to discipline for exercising their free speech rights regarding prison divestment. Please sign the petition here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TGkQyJlUPuvl9wqv5MAis8c7iec9A5JFzY92tj0Z_ns/viewform?edit_requested=true
We have 3 terrific pieces up on how progressives must reclaim the meaning of our Constitution.
Our contributors reflect back on progressives' priorities at the beginning of the Obama Administration and look forward to fights in 2021 and beyond.