NABJ To Comcast, SCOTUS: Don’t Gut The 1866 Civil Rights Act. Ruling Could Have A Chilling Effect

  • Published on:  10/8/2019
  • The National Association of Black Journalists joined the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus and a number of other civil rights organizations in urging Comcast and the Supreme Court to not dismantle the critical protections provided under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

    The potential outcome of Comcast's urging of the Supreme Court to undo equal opportunity protections afforded under the Act could have a tremendous impact on NABJ's more than 4,000 members, as well as Black media professionals and entrepreneurs nationwide.

    Justin Hansford, Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University joined Roland Martin on #RolandMartinUnfiltered to explain what Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 is and how critical this law is it is to Black media.,

    Watch the 10.7.19 edition of #RolandMartinUnfiltered

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