On March 17, the ACLU of SC and other organizations that defend First Amendment freedoms sent a letter to members of the South Carolina Senate criticizing the recent defunding of the College of Charleston and USC-Upstate freshman reading programs because of objections to selected books. In the name of free speech and academic freedom, we urge the Senate to reinstate funding for those institutions.
The civil rights coalition that challenged South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law, Act 69 (also known as SB 20), has reached an agreement with the state that permanently blocks key provisions and provides strict limits on the “racial profiling” provisions of the law.
The ACLU of SC advocates and lobbies for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.
This year, the US Departments of Education and Justice released a groundbreaking guidance on school discipline, explaining that, under federal civil rights laws, public schools must eliminate racially discriminatory discipline in all its forms.