Blog of Rights

Blog: Independence Day Parade Reflects the Many Faces of Democracy

By Kelly Ehrenreich Sixty ACLU members, volunteers and staff represented the ACLU of Michigan in the Ann Arbor Independence Day parade earlier this week. Marching through streets lined with rows of...

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Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

Regardless of your ethnicity, you have ancestors who were living somewhere in the world on the historic day of June 19, 1865.  For the black residents of Galveston, Texas, however, the day was like...

Guest blog: Racial Discrimination and Detroit's Tax Foreclosure Crisis

By Guest Blogger, Professor Bernadette Atuahene This week the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures released a short animated video explaining the basis of the heart-breaking,...

ACLU of Michigan Urges Taylor Police to Change Policy and Training After Violent Arrest of Calvin Jones

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to the Taylor Police Department, urging re-training and policy changes for its officers in the wake of a traffic stop last year in which an African-American...

The Fight for Flint Schools

Given everything that Flint has been through in recent years, the last thing we want to do is beat up on the city’s challenged school district. While some critics may suggest otherwise, the legal...

What's Next for Flint?

A newly announced plan to permanently keep Flint on the Detroit-based regional water system has both sparked hope and raised important questions. And if the six arrests for disorderly conduct made...

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