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ACLU-TN works to preserve and extend constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties and civil rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race and ethnicity.  From advancing voting rights and criminal justice reform to combatting racial profiling, selective enforcement of drug laws, and the school-to-prison pipeline, ACLU-TN fights to stop discrimination based on race and ethnicity and to ensure equal opportunities for communities of color.

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14 07, 2021

Police Surveillance: Knoxville, Tennessee

2021-08-06T12:03:44-05:00 July 14th, 2021|Categories: General News|

in recent years, the Knoxville Police Department has increased their reliance on surveillance technology, from acquiring automatic license plate readers, working with state lawmakers to enhance their ability to use drones to spy on protesters, and signing agreements with powerful corporations like Amazon to access surveillance data.

25 05, 2021

ACLU-TN on Signing of Bill Censoring Academic Discussions on History and Race

2021-05-25T11:10:08-05:00 May 25th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN comment on the governor censoring academic discussions about American history, race, and gender in Tennessee public-school classrooms.

14 05, 2021

ACLU-TN Pushes for Veto of Legislation Censoring Academic Discussions of History, Race & Gender

2021-05-14T11:13:45-05:00 May 14th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We sent a letter urging Governor Lee to veto legislation that would censor academic discussions about American history, race, and gender in Tennessee classrooms.