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New York has the oldest anti-discrimination law in the country â€“ dating back to 1945 â€“ but when it comes to implementing its policies, the state lags behind. The New
Shaun Donovan, commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development,
has responded to this article. For his response, see below.
Immigrant tenants and advocates for them have long complained
Waving signs and denouncing then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, thousands of Haitians
shut down the Brooklyn Bridge as they marched to City Hall in August 1997.
Some carried Haitian
What does “civil rights” mean in 2007?
While the headlines trumpet dramatic change in federal and New York State government, the experience on the ground for city residents in terms of civil rights issues may be more
Minutemen at Columbia
The vigilante border patrol group, The Minuteman Project, has received more than its fair share of attention in recent weeks. It all stems from an October
In a city where one in four New Yorkers is still in the process of learning English, City Hall is failing to take its own advice.
In what can only
The New York Police Department has published a rule that could end the long-held
and cherished right of protesters to proceed down the sidewalks of New York.
decision of the New York State Court of Appeals denying that same-sex
couples have a constitutional right to marry was more than just a blow to the
gay rights movement.
There is no constitutional right to marriage unless your partner’s sex is the opposite of yours, announced the New York State Court of Appeals. The 4-2 split could be summarized