100 Black Men of America Public Statement:Byron Allen vs. Comcast
“Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the conditions for African Americans in this country, wishes to express the support of his organization for the enforcement of Title 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (the “Act”). This Act was the first federal statute prohibiting racial discrimination in the enforcement of contracts. It still protects today African American businesses and entrepreneurs in enforcing the rights “enjoyed by all citizens” regarding their contractual relationships. We urge the DOJ to reconsider its adverse position to enforcing the Act inthe Byron Allen vs. Comcastcase. We further urge the U. S. Supreme Court to affirm the legal precedent established over the years with respect to the rights protected by the Act and to prohibit any racial discrimination against Byron Allen in their review of his case.”
About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men of America is a 501 (c)(3) status global network of leaders built to mentor future leaders, with proven programs and services to equip and propel disadvantaged youth in communities of color. The organization has 100 chapters in the United States, England and the Caribbean. The 100 serves as an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive mentoring relationships. For more information visit: 100BlackMen.org. or download 100 Black Men App.