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Standing Against Discrimination

ACLU Campaign to End Racial Profiling
The ACLU's commitment to racial equality is a centerpiece of its work in the courts, the legislatures, and the media, and has developed projects to carry it out. Racial profiling is a new term for an old practice known by other names: institutional racism and discrimination, and owes its existence to prejudice that has existed in the US since slavery.

ACLU Drive for Religious Liberty
The US has more than 1,500 different religious bodies and 360,000 churches, synagogues and mosques. The First Amendment guarantees the right to practice one's religion free of government interference, and it requires the separation of church and state. Combined, they ensure religious liberty. Yet assaults on religous freedom continue, both in Washington and in state legislatures.

ACLU Fight for Disabled Americans
The ACLU continues to fight for the civil rights of the disabled Americans. People with disabilities are still often treated as second class citizens, shunned and segregated by physical barriers and social stereotypes, and discriminated against in employment, schools, and housing, robbed of their personal autonomy, sometimes even hidden away and forgotten by the larger society.

ACLU Strives to End Sexual Orientation Discrimination
The ACLU's Lesbian & Gay Rights Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education. Report discriminatin, share your story, get legislative and legal updates and join the fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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