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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

    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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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations, Part 1

    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…

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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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    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…

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    Racial Relations

    Commissioner Kirsanow’s speech topic was, “Racial Rebellion: The End of the Victim/Grievance Movement.” He is the newest member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, appointed by…

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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…

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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…

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