The authors of the Declaration of Independence outlined a bold vision for America: a nation in which there would be equal justice for all. But more than two hundred years later, it has yet to be achieved. Though generations of civil rights activism have led to significant progress, the forced removal of indigenous peoples and the enslavement of those of African descent marked the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free.

The ACLU of Delaware believes that racial justice plays a key role in all of our work whether it’s combating inequities pervasive in the criminal justice system, working to ensure equitable school funding, or protecting the reproductive rights of all women, especially those of color.

In coalition with other civil rights organizations and advocates, we work to address historic and current patterns of discrimination and inequality, and preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.