American Civil Rights Institute
The American Civil Rights Institute or ACRI is a national organization, founded in 1996, that encourages states to pass legislation that ends racial preferences. It was founded by Ward Connerly and Dusty Rhodes.
Stance on preferences for immigrants
In June 2007, ACRI issued a statement saying that it is opposed to extending any of America's existing racial preferences to new immigrants. The rationale for the ACRI position is that America's existing legally enforced racial preferences are based on a foundation of making up for past mistreatment in America. Since new immigrants, by definition, haven't received mistreatment in America, ACRI believes that immigrants should not benefit from them.
- American Civil Rights Institute website
- Super Tuesday for Equal Rights, Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2008
- People for the American Way snapshot of ACRI (from an ideologically-opposed perspective)
- Media Transparency snapshot of ACRI (from an ideologically-opposed perspective)
- Michigan Civil Rights Initiative