CESJ Position Papers

Need for Non-Discrimination Laws Protecting LGBT People in Kentucky

By Ellen Riggle, Ph.D.

September 2017

Non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity provide protections for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).

Immigrants Benefit the Community and Economy

By Jenny Minier, Ph.D

September 2017

Immigration has historically been a defining characteristic of the United States, and it remains one of the country’s most significant economic advantages.

OP-ED: We know better: Shed image of racist, bigoted community

By Christia Spears Brown

This op-ed was originally published August 25, 2017 in the Lexington Herald Leader. Original post.

Following Mayor Jim Gray’s announcement about relocating the Confederate statues at Cheapside, Lexington received the attention of national news organizations, and the attention of several racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic hate groups.

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