The ACLU of North Carolina aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.

Working in coalition with partners across the state, we challenge racially biased law enforcement practices, voting restrictions, and other measures that disproportionately target communities of color for discrimination. Since the 1960s, the ACLU-NC has successfully lobbied for the repeal of segregation laws, the dismantling of the state's interracial marriage ban, and the integration of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Today, in pursuit of a world free of discrimination, we continue working to combat racial bias in the criminal justice system, ensure that constitutional rights are not denied on the basis of race, and seek to educate and empower the public on a variety of issues, including race as it relates to criminal justice, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ equality, and inequality in education.