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  • US Response to NaziEra Refugee Crisis
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    U.S. Response to Nazi-Era Refugee Crisis

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a talk on early 20th century immigration policy and the Nazi-era refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum historian…

    129 views
  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 4
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 4

    Former officials from the Departments of Justice and Education took part in a forum on hate crimes. Also speaking was a former FBI special agent who talked about her experiences working in the…

    175 views
  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 3
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 3

    Legal and policy experts talked about the increase in hate crimes against transgenders, immigrants, and those of certain religious groups, and why many of these crimes go unreported.…

    216 views
  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 2
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a day-long public briefing on hate crimes and other bias-related incidents. This portion of the event included testimony by victims and advocates…

    208 views
  • Briefing on Hate Crimes Panel 1
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    Briefing on Hate Crimes, Panel 1

    Law enforcement officials outlined best practices for investigating and responding to hate crimes. Panelists included officials from the Justice Department, the International Association of…

    376 views
  • Supreme Court Landmark Case Civil Rights Cases of 1883
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Civil Rights Cases of 1883

    Howard Law School Dean Danielle Holley-Walker and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow talked about Civil Rights Cases (1883). In the group of five consolidated cases, the Supreme Court…

    6,343 views
  • President Eisenhower and the 1957 Civil Rights Act
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    President Eisenhower and the 1957 Civil Rights Act

    Dawn Hammatt, director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, and author David Nichols talked about President Eisenhower’s role in getting the legislation through Congress. They also challenged…

    450 views
  • Commission on Civil Rights Meeting Part 2
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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony from voting rights scholars on the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Professors Alexander Keyssar and Mary Ellen Curtin gave…

    328 views
  • Commission on Civil Rights Holds Meeting on Voting Rights
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    Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 1

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement condemning the previous-weekend violence motivated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Conservative commission member…

    847 views
  • Final Day of Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Focuses on Witness Testimony
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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 2

    After a short lunch break, the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch continued before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Former law clerks and civil rights advocates…

    7,265 views
  • Cory Booker and John Lewis Testify Against Jeff Sessions AG Nomination
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) were among the witnesses on day two of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing…

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  • US Commission on Civil Rights Discusses Transgender Rights Protections
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    Transgender Rights Protections

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted 6-2 in support of the Justice and Education Departments letter issued in May concerning the protection of rights of transgender students. The…

    181 views
  • Minority Students and Higher Education Part 4
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 4

    Scholars talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. The panelists provided varied policy recommendations for improving federal financial aid and campus…

    225 views
  • Minority Students and Higher Education Part 3
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 3

    Scholars talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities and they analyzed the academic and socio-economic barriers for minority students. Topics included…

    418 views
  • Minority Students and Higher Education Part 2
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 2

    University system heads talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. Panelists talked about what had worked in their respective school systems and how…

    661 views
  • Discussion on the Impact of Higher Education for Minority Students
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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 1

    Federal government officials talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. Topics included measuring the effectiveness of high school to college programs…

    661 views
  • LGBT Employees and Workplace Discrimination Forum
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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…

    1,405 views
  • Secretary Napolitano Details Immigration Reform Efforts
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    Immigration Policy

    Officials testified about Department of Homeland Security efforts on immigration and spoke about the president’s vision for reform. During the hearing the subject of the Boston Marathon…

    1,116 views
  • Taking of Private Property for Public Use
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    Taking of Private Property for Public Use

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently brought a lawsuit against the city of Joliet, Illinois,…

    871 views
  • Federal and Local Role in AntiBullying Measures
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    Federal and Local Role in Anti-Bullying Measures

    Panelists discussed the role of the federal government, states, and local school boards in anti-bullying programs. Tammy Aaberg spoke about her son, who killed himself due to bullying…

    511 views
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