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  • Democratic National Convention Day 1 Afternoon Part 1
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 1 Afternoon, Part 1

    In the first part of the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Democratic lawmakers and convention officials conducted convention business such as credentialing…

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  • US Policy and the Middle East
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    U.S. Policy and the Middle East

    Mr. Pickering and Mr. Lee spoke about U.S. policy in the Middle East and American attitudes toward Arab Americans. Mr. Pickering concentrated on the Middle East Peace process and relations…

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  • Hate Crimes and the Internet
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    Hate Crimes and the Internet

    Mr. Lee talked about hate crimes detailing several instances of hate motivated violence. He also talked about the need for federal hate crimes legislation and efforts to use the Internet to…

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  • JapaneseAmerican Memorial
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    Japanese-American Memorial

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to Japanese-Americans, participants talked about the contribution that Japanese-Americans had made and about their internment during World War II.

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  • Hate Crimes
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    Hate Crimes

    Participants talked about hate crimes and the legal and social issues surrounding the issue. They highlighted crimes motivated by race, religion and sexual orientation.

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  • Police Brutality in Minority Communities
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    Police Brutality in Minority Communities

    Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.

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  • Hate Crime Legislation
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    Hate Crime Legislation

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  • Successful AsianAmerican Role Models
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    Successful Asian-American Role Models

    Asian-American professionals spoke about their success and the personal influences and values which helped them succeed. After their remarks, they answered questions from the audience.

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  • Civil Rights Division Oversight
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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Subcomittee members heard testimony regarding the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Justice Department officials and civil rights advocates talked about the activities of the…

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  • Justice Department Weekly Briefing
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    Justice Department Weekly Briefing

    The attorney general announced that she is setting up a task force to focus on the worsening problem of modern-day slavery in the U.S. She and Justice and Labor Department officials…

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  • Civil Rights at the Crossroads
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    Civil Rights at the Crossroads

    Panelists discussed the present and future direction of the civil rights movement. They discussed tactics of civil rights advocates of the past and how the arguments and issues have changed over the…

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  • Housing Discrimination
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    Housing Discrimination

    Participants spoke about the importance of equality in housing opportunities, both in housing and lending. Secretary Cuomo stated that while much progress has been made the Department of…

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  • Justice Brennan Tribute
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    Justice Brennan Tribute

    Legal scholars and others gathered to celebrate the constitutional legacy of Justice William Brennan. Assistant Attorney General Lee said that Brennan stressed that a fundamental purpose of the…

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  • Justice Department Civil Rights Division
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    Justice Department Civil Rights Division

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Acting Assistant Attorney General Lee and legal experts regarding the civil rights division of the Justice Department. They talked about civil…

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  • Hate Crimes
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    Hate Crimes

    Attorney General Reno addressed a Hate Crimes Conference sponsored by the Justice Department. Assistant Attorney General Lee also talked about hate crimes and steps the government can take…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

    Attorney General Reno led this celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Assistant Attorneys General Holder and Lee also talked about Dr. King’s life and the impact he made on…

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  • Assistant Attorney General Appointment
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    Assistant Attorney General Appointment

    President Clinton announced that he had named Bill Lann Lee as acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. He stated that he hoped this would allow Mr. Lee to prove himself in order…

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