The Harvard Civil Rights Project — headed by
Christopher Edley Jr., former advisor to President Bill Clinton and
current law professor, and Gary Orfield, professor of education and
social policy — announced earlier this month that it had received a
$500,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
The project, which has as its stated purpose assessing “the
prospects for justice and equal opportunity under law for racial and
ethnic minorities in the United States,” was founded last year (see
Black Issues, May 1, 1997). It has been holding a series of symposia,
the next one being an examination of the “new demography of suburban
diversity” scheduled for later this month.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation was founded in Flint, Michigan,
in 1926 and is “committed to supporting projects that promote a just,
equitable, and sustainable society,” according to its statements.
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