Racial Justice

The ACLU of Maryland aims to preserve and extend constitutional and statutory rights to persons who have historically been discriminated against on the basis of race. We have also assumed the additional charge of helping Maryland overcome the stains of a history of legal segregation that manifests itself in structural and institutional racism that still exists. That legacy expresses itself in rural areas like the Eastern Shore as well as in Baltimore City, where historic racism has contributed to a concentration of impoverished people within a densely populated urban setting now undergoing economic transition.


Publications

Maryland War on Marijuana in Black and White

Maryland War on Marijuana in Black and White

Immigration Detainer Report

Immigration Detainer Report

Police Accountability - Maryland deaths

Police Accountability - Maryland deaths

KYR_English

Know Your Rights card in English

KYR_noncitizen

Know Your Rights card for noncitizens

KYR_Spanish

Know Your Rights card in Spanish

KYR - ICE Home Raids Spanish

ACLU Know Your Rights info regarding ICE home raids -- Spanish

KYR - ICE Home Raids English

ACLU Know Your Rights info regarding ICE home raids, in English

Report - Still Blocking the Exit

Report - Still Blocking the Exit

Marijuana -- Possession arrests

Marijuana -- Possession arrests by district/race from 2011-2013

MD VEC English

Maryland Voter Empowerment Card in English

MD VEC Spanish

Maryland Voter Empowerment Card in Spanish

Caged Birds Sing

A report by the Girls on the Unit at Waxter

"Diverted into Deportation: The Immigration Consequences of Diversion Programs in Maryland"

Report Outlines the Consequences of Participating in Maryland's Diversion Programs as a Noncitizen

"Detained Without Process: The Excessive Use of Mandatory Detention Against Maryland's Immigrants"

Report Details Excessive, Wrongheaded Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in Maryland

KYR - Noncitizens - Spanish

Know Your Rights card for non-citizens, in Spanish