Racial Justice and Police Reform

Police Brutality
Racial Justice
Police Reform

End police brutality

Protect the civil rights and liberties of every person.

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Police officers take an oath to serve and protect, but the murders of Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rashard Brooks, and many other Black citizens call attention to discriminatory policing in Black and brown communities.
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According to a study published in 2019 by the National Academy of Sciences, about 1 in 1,000 Black men and boys will be killed over the course of life by police—the highest rate of any group in the study. White men and boys face a lifetime risk of about 39 in 100,000.
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NEA members believe all students should have the opportunity for an education that prepares them for success, but we can only provide that opportunity to the extent that our nation can keep students safe from police brutalilty.
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Students are among the most vocal activists calling for reforms by law enforcement, demanding that they and their loved ones be treated by police with respect and dignity.
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We must enact meaningful reforms to protect the civil rights and liberties of every person, regardless of race, gender or religious affiliation, and restore the faith that all communities should have in police.
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NEA members support efforts to reintroduce the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act which bans chokeholds by police, prohibits profiling based on race, religion, or other characteristics, mandates training on discriminatory profiling, and takes several other crucial steps.

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Bills in Congress

This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.

A bill to hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies.

A bill that would allow private individuals to file lawsuits under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act that seek to address discriminatory education policies


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