Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Black Conservatives Set to Launch New Urban Think-Tank

The Civil Rights Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian , national organization based in Connecticut. Founded on a commitment to the needs of marginalized communities, The Civil Rights Institute (TCRI) is committed these core values:

1) Individual liberty

2) Free enterprise

3) Efficient government

For the first three years our goal is to create a space for researchers to partner with local residents. Our research will explore ways to address the needs of marginalized communities while preserving their access to liberty, markets, and sound government. We are unique in our focus on empowering the communities in which we conduct our research.

Our research will be distilled and disseminated in partnership with marginalized communities, allowing to use it on their own behalf – grassroots not grasstops. Likely areas of focus are mass incarceration, gun regulation, the drug war, racial discrimination, public education and the welfare state.