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  • Race Religion and Disability
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    Race, Religion, and Disability

    Panelists discussed bullying based on race, disability, or religion. Topics included the need for federal law on bullying and First Amendment issues.

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  • Bullying Sexual Orientation and Gender
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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…

    1,554 views
  • New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations Part 2
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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations, Part 2

    Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia voters in…

    1,755 views
  • Meeting on Health Care Disparities
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    Meeting on Health Care Disparities

    Commissioners and witnesses examined persistent gaps between the health status of minorities and non-minorities in the United States, focusing on cardiovascular disease and the related…

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  • Use of English in the Workplace
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    Use of English in the Workplace

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting which included presentations on the issue of employers specifying English as the common language of the workplace. Employers argue that it can be…

    538 views
  • Stagnation of Black Middle Class
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    Stagnation of Black Middle Class

    The commission heard testimony from experts about the consequences of the stagnation in growth of the Black Middle Class, including income trends, lack of career-oriented educational…

    138 views
  • Voting and Election Reform
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    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee ballots, the…

    54 views
  • 2004 Elections and Civil Rights
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    2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics addressed were new voting systems, voter identification…

    78 views
  • Florida Voting Report
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    Florida Voting Report

    Mr. Edley and Ms. Thernstrom discussed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on voting irregularities in Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election. Mr. Edley, who was appointed by Congress…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

    108 views
  • Presidents Race Initiative
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    President's Race Initiative

    Several opponents of affirmative action programs spoke to reporters after meeting with the president. They talked about the need for more inclusion in the president’s initiative and their…

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