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Press Releases

Visa Approvals Unlawfully Rescinded, Wrongly Invoking Ban December 18, 2018, New York – Yesterday evening, a group of Yemeni-Americans filed a federal lawsuit over the State Department’s refusal to...
Movement lawyering is focus of fellowship December 6, 2018, New York – Four Bertha Justice Fellows will be spending the next two years at the Center for Constitutional Rights getting first-hand...

CCR in the News

December 14, 2018

CCR in the News

...The window display in question had small, monkey-like creatures with black bodies and large, inflated red lips that resemble depictions of blackface from the early 20th century. “Thanks @Prada for making sure blackface remains live and well,” Chinyere Ezie, a staff attorney for the Center for...
December 14, 2018

CCR in the News

...Chinyere Ezie, a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights, said the monkey-like figures appeared to use "blackface imagery" in a public Facebook post on Thursday. "Today after returning to NYC after a very emotional visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and...
December 14, 2018

CCR in the News

...The complaints arose after Chinyere Ezie, a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights who works on LGBT and racial justice issues, wrote a now-viral post on Facebook about the figurines after she spotted them on display at the Prada in Manhattan. She posted pictures of them...
December 14, 2018

CCR in the News

A Prada storefront in Soho removed a controversial display on Friday morning amid mounting backlash that the merchandise featured "racist and denigrating blackface imagery." The "Pradamalia" product line—which included wallets, earring sets and $500 keychains —elicited growing outrage online on...
December 12, 2018

Blog Post

Reunified and Released: Salvadoran mother and son reunited after eight months of separation A Salvadoran mother and her four-year-old son are together again, eight months after U.S. border agents separated them at the border and four months after the Trump administration erroneously deemed them "...
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