A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.
Mayors across the country are commemorating the civil rights movement and the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama by adopting a 10 point Plan of Action to end racism and discrimination. Burlington, Vermont is among the cities stepping up to participate.
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a proposed agreement with a Connecticut city to resolve allegations that police engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latinos.
Federal officials said Tuesday that East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. has outlined plans that will lead to broad changes to the police department's policies and practices. Maturo is seeking approval from town officials to enter the binding agreement.
Civil rights authorities say they've seen a serious uptick in housing discrimination complaints in Massachusetts. Its further fall out from the foreclosure crisis. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.