Civil rights law is an area of law that consists of various components. It can include:
- Equal rights regardless of race, gender or country of national origin.
- Protection against discrimination in the workplace and workplace retaliation.
- Social hotbed issues regarding racial concerns, racial justice and social justice.
As it's such a multi-faceted topic, we've created a list of some great resources that you can follow on Twitter to keep up with civil rights news, analyses and insights. This list is based on Twitter data culled according to content, frequency of tweets, follower/following ratios, blog popularity, the opinions of other civil rights experts and influencers, as well as our own subjective judgment.
Note that some influential voices were not included, either because they’re not active on Twitter or because they only tweet about civil rights law sporadically.
A civil rights attorney with 20 years' experience, Bryan represents employees who are discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age and disability.
EEOC Commissioner, former law professor, lead attorney on the team that drafted the Americans with Disabilities Act, and lead drafter of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
CLC for Civil Rights
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights champions civil rights and equal opportunity for poor, disadvantaged, minority and other marginalized groups.
National civil rights lawyer, and President & Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee. Previously worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is an NPO that works to combat racial discrimination and consequently the inequality of opportunity through various projects.
Legal Defense Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is a leading civil and human rights law firm that’s been involved in landmark Supreme Court cases in the USA.
Lena F. Masri, Esq.
Civil rights attorney, human rights activist, and National Litigation Director and Acting Civil Rights Director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Blog: lenamasri.com/#weblog.
Former civil rights attorney; Chair: Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee; past President of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington.
Peoples Law Office
A law firm fighting for individuals' and communities' civil rights in police brutality, false arrest, unlawful searches and wrongful conviction cases, along with defending activists.
Trials attorneys advocating for employees' rights and the civil rights of all individuals against governmental and institutional abuses of power.
Founder of The Modarres Law Firm, representing victims of civil rights violations by Florida law enforcement. Member of the legal team that represented the family of Trayvon Martin.
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law advances laws & policies regarding issues affecting people living in poverty, such as housing, education and healthcare.
Civil rights lawyer, 26th United States Secretary of Labor, and former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Currently the President & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Professor of Public Interest Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law.
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