5 Human Rights Laws Protecting People of Color in the U.S.


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Amidst a political climate that’s left immigrants and people of color feeling discriminated against and unsafe, many states are working to ensure marginalized communities are protected.

From the recent ban on the usage of the term “illegal alien” in New York City to the ban of hair discrimination in California and New York, there are protections being put into place to combat discrimination against people of color.

As the Trump administration continues to create stricter laws surrounding immigration, it’s important to highlight some of the protections available to people of color and undocumented immigrants as well. This list highlights the five policies created to aid communities of color during a time of racist rhetoric and what feels like a surge in hate crimes and discriminatory behavior.




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