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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Rolls out Discriminatory Beard Policy Revoking Religious and Medical Accommodations

Feb 09, 2023
The Sikh Coalition and the ACLU Foundation of Northern California sent a letter urging the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to revise its discriminatory policy prohibiting full beards to accommodate staff who are either unable to shave due to a medical condition or who must maintain facial hair for religious reasons. Read More
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ACLU of Northern California Files Complaint Against Loleta USD on Behalf of Tribe for Discrimination of Indigenous Students

Dec 05, 2022
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights on behalf of the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria regarding repeated acts of discrimination against Native American students and students with disabilities in Loleta Union School District. The complaint reveals troubling patterns of racial hostilit... Read More