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    LGBT Employees and Workplace Discrimination

    Government officials and activists discussed the scope of federal protection against workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Officials talked…

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    Place, Not Race

    Sheryll Cashin talked about her book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, in which she argues that affirmative action policies in education do little to help the…

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    Mismatch

    Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why…

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    Racial Profiling

    Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, relations between law enforcement and African-Americans, as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target…

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    Bullying, Sexual Orientation, and Gender

    Advocates, psychologists and lawyers discussed bullying due to sexual orientation and gender. Among the topics they addressed were incidents of bullying in schools, school programs to…

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    Civil Rights in 21st Century

    Scholars discussed how racial discrimination in the U.S. has changed over the years. They talked about a number of topics including gains made by African-Americans in education, civic…

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    2008 Election Voting Rights Enforcement

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reviewed the Department of Justice’s plans to monitor voting rights enforcement for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Topics included voting…

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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Witnesses testified about operations of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Among the issues addressed were hiring and firing practices by the division, charges of partisan…

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    Civil Rights Issues

    Witnesses testified on the work of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Topics included electoral redistricting in Texas and its effect on representation of minorities,…

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    The Future of School Integration

    Panelists talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s December 4, 2006 hearing on the constitutionality of racial school integration plans in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington. They also focused on Mr.…

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    Big Government and Affirmative Action

    Professor Bean talked about his book, Big Government and Affirmative Action: The Scandalous History of the Small Business Administration, published by University of Kentucky Press. The book looks…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Mr. Clegg spoke about Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the reauthorization of the act in Congress. He discussed activity regarding the VRA on the Hill as well as his opposition to Sections 5 and…

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    Affirmative Action Programs at University of Michigan

    The participants debated the constitutionality of the affirmative action programs at University of Michigan. Two lawsuits challenging the use of affirmative action as criteria for admission…

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    Race and College Admissions

    In a formal debate on the role of Affirmative Action programs in college admissions, participants discussed to value of providing some degree of preference in admitting racial minorities.…

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    Covering Affirmative Action

    The panelists discussed media coverage of race issues and racial politics, particularly affirmative action. They talked about California’s Proposition 200 that would have banned preferences…

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    Report on Civil Rights

    The Institute for Justice held a news conference where speakers gave their report on Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Bill Land Lee’s work. Clint Bolick said that Mr. Lee never…

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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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    Highway Funding and Racial Preferences

    Senator Mitch McConnell and others criticized the federal government’s practice of awarding federal highway contracts based on racial criteria. He stressed that he would ensure a vote on…

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    Newspaper Roundtable

    Roger Clegg from the Center for Equal Opportunity and Itabari Njeri, the author of The Last Plantation, talked about the current state of race relations in the U.S.

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    Evaluation of Social Class in the U.S.

    David Broder of the Washington Post moderated this panel on the declining importance of class in the U.S. The panelists examined how much class origins determines a citizen’s chances to succeed…

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