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Racial Injustice


The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) was born in turbulent times much like these, in 1968. The Vietnam War. The assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Riots in major American cities. International student protests. John Carlos and Tommy Smith displaying the black power salute on the Olympic Stage in Mexico City. The election of Richard Nixon, the “law and order” president. And, it too was a leap year. George Floyd’s senseless murder is indicative of a pattern of racial injustice that can be traced back 400 years to slavery and racial segregation...

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