“This public information campaign captures just that. Building on the struggles of black people to achieve equal treatment and access to opportunities requires bold advocacy from government and we are working to make sure Black New Yorkers who have been discriminated against get justice and accountability,” added Thompson.
The While Black campaign aims to establish the Commission as a venue for justice. It encourages victims and those who witness discrimination to report it by calling 718-722-3131 or dialing 311 and asking for Human Rights.
The NYC Human Rights Law is one of the strongest in the nation. It provides protections for people against harassment and discrimination based on age, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation and status as veteran or active military service member.