Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Resources

Racial Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action has rocked the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) field and threatens decades of hard-won progress breaking down systemic barriers to level the playing field. The impacts of this decision will be significant and far-reaching. To help mitigate the harm, empower organizations, and strengthen opportunity pipelines, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) and our pro bono allies are offering legal and technical assistance to preserve and protect diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

We are also making information and guidance available on this dedicated DEI resource page, including:

Check out this op-ed from LCR’s Litigation Director explaining the Supreme Court’s decision.

Resources also appear below with download links.

LCR Guidance to Public Schools (click here to download):


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Dear Colleague Letter (click here to download):


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Guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education (click here to download):


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Guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (click here to download):


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Letter from 21 Attorneys General to Fortune 100 Companies (click here to download):


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