“Vanita Gupta, the head of the civil rights division and the face of the Obama administration’s efforts over the past two years, has spoken about the power ‘to bend the arc of history itself — not merely by serving your clients, but by harnessing the law as a force for positive change.’ ‘The project of civil rights has always demanded creativity,’ she said in an interview. ‘It requires being bold. Often that means going against the grain of current-day popular thinking. Or it requires going to the more expansive reading of the law to ensure we are actually ensuring equal protection for everyone.'”

Source: Matt Apuzzo. “Under Trump, Approach to Civil Rights Law Is Likely to Change Definitively.” The New York Times. January 19, 2017. https://nytimes.com/2017/01/19/us/politics/civil-rights-justice-department-donald-trump.html

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