To: Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast NBCUniversal

Demand Comcast withdraw its Supreme Court challenge of our oldest civil rights statute.

Demand Comcast drop their Supreme Court challenge of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Why is this important?

Comcast NBCUniversal is petitioning the Supreme Court to challenge the integrity of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, our oldest civil rights statute. Such a decision would strike down centuries of civil rights progress. Without this landmark legislation, grounds of racial discrimination in business matters will be lost in legal technicalities, causing tremendous harm to Black people, Black businesses, and Black economic equality.

For more than 150 years, this law has been a bedrock protection from racial discrimination in employment, housing, banking, and consumer and business transactions. Now, Comcast is petitioning the Supreme Court to allow racial discrimination in business transactions as long as racism is not the only reason for denying someone a service

Comcast is standing on the wrong side of history and siding with a Department of Justice that has been openly hostile toward the civil rights of Black people. Black people already face extensive barriers in accessing justice and economic equality in this country, and this challenge would serve only to let corporations off the hook for their discriminatory practices.

Demand Comcast NBCUniversal drop its Supreme Court petition.