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- William L. Taylor chair, Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights; author "The Passion of My Times: An Advocate's Fifty-Year Journey in the Civil Rights Movement"
- Andre Banks new media strategist working with KatrinaAction.org, he blogs at WriteWhatILike.com
- King Downing national coordinator of the ACLU's Campaign Against Racial Profiling
- Dennis Parker director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program
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