Mobile App To Report Discrimination
By Janice S. Ellis, Ph. D.
A mobile application that can be used to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of racist behavior and bigotry has been developed by a Michigan civil rights organization. It is being touted as first mobile app of its kind. It is called the Civil Rights Action App.
Dearborn, Michigan as one of the largest Arab immigrant population in the United States. Launch of the Civil Rights Action App was announced by the state office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. The application allows users to use their mobile phones to instantly report racial or racist incidents to the Dearborn-based organization.
The application provides additional resources and information about an American citizens' legal rights at work, while traveling and when interacting with law enforcement officials. Users can also share news stories and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination alerts through the app.
The application is available for free on iOS and Android devices.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination committee says it is providing the application in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Additional information can be found online at: http://www.adc.org/
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