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  • Youth and Race Relations
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    Youth and Race Relations

    Youth leaders gathered to discuss issues of race and racial tension among young Americans. Several educators, members of civil rights organizations and community activists talked about the…

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  • Human Rights Campaign Dinner
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    Human Rights Campaign Dinner

    The Human Rights Campaign held its annual national dinner. President Bill Clinton gave the keynote address and it was the first time a sitting president participated in the gay and lesbian…

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  • US Commission on Civil Rights Oversight
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    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Oversight

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from several civil rights experts on the operations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Earlier this month, the General Accounting Office called for…

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  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Henderson and Mr. Tate talked about current news stories of interest to them and took viewer calls.

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  • NGA Welfare Reform Plan
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    NGA Welfare Reform Plan

    Participants briefed reporters on their opposition to various aspects of the National Governors' Association’s recent proposal on welfare reform. They talked about how these proposals would…

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  • Congressional Redistricting
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    Congressional Redistricting

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases involving alleged race-based congressional redistricting. The two cases concern Louisiana' s 4th district currently represented by Cleo Fields and…

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  • Voter Registration Law
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    Voter Registration Law

    The participants talked about the success of the new voting registration law, which requires states to provide applicants for drivers' licenses, public assistance and disability aid with…

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  • HUD Department Reorganization
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    HUD Department Reorganization

    Secretary Cisneros and other administration supporters talked about the administration’s proposal to reform the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan includes budget cuts,…

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  • Affirmative Action
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    Affirmative Action

    The participants talked with reporters about affirmative action. They held this news conference to challenge the White House and House Speaker Newt Gingrich on misconceptions of affirmative…

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  • AfricanAmericans and the Republican Contract
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    African-Americans and the Republican Contract

    Participants discussed their perspectives on how the Republican “Contract with America” will affect the African-American community on such issues as affirmative action and welfare reform.…

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  • New Agenda for America
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    New Agenda for America

    Panelists discussed the legislative agenda of the 104th Congress, particulary its effects on minorities, and why the Republicans won a majority. After all panelists had made their remarks,…

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  • Building Communities and the Economy
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    Building Communities and the Economy

    Benton Foundation Forum group held a series of panel discussions looking at the social, economic, and political impact of information technology on education, health care, community…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Witnesses testified on violence in the African-American community. They discussed law enforcement and sentencing as tools in reducing violence. The first panel emphasized the legal aspects…

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  • Surgeon General Nomination
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    Surgeon General Nomination

    Supporters of Joycelyn Elders spoke following a meeting with administration officials at the White House. Ms. Elders' nomination to become Surgeon General is in possible jeopardy because…

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  • Assistant Attorney General Nomination
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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Three representatives of civil rights organizations and an official of the Reagan administration’s Department of Justice discussed the nomination of Lani Guinier as Assistant Attorney General for Civil…

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  • Assistant Attorney General Nomination
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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Representatives of several civil rights and minority organizations spoke in a news conference to criticize the decision of President Clinton to withdraw the nomination of law professor Lani…

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    This is the first panel in the American Bar Association’s forum on civil rights. Dean Robinson gave a brief retrospective of the United States civil rights movement. The other speakers…

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  • Race and Law Enforcement
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    Race and Law Enforcement

    Several social activists spoke in a forum during a meeting of law enforcement personnel on the issues of race and race relations in the discipline of law enforcement. Issues in the discussion…

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  • Civil Rights Laws
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    Civil Rights Laws

    In a forum titled, "The 1991 Civil Rights Law: Does It Betray Civil Rights?," the panelists discussed political issues affecting the African American community. Topics included equality,…

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  • Human Rights Abuses in Haiti
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    Human Rights Abuses in Haiti

    Representatives of various human rights organizations traveled to Haiti early in December to study the human rights situation. Two of the organizations held a news conference announcing…

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