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    Youth and Race Relations

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

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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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    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

    Christian Coalition Executive Director Randy Tate and the Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Wade Henderson joined the Newspaper Roundtable to talk about…

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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

    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 Representative Cleo…

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    Voter Registration Law

    The panelist 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 the…

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    HUD Department Reorganization

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, and other administration supporters, talked about the administration’s proposal to reform the Department of Housing and Urban…

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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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    African-Americans and the Republican Contract

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

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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

    Benton Foundation Forum group held a series of panel discussions looking at the social, economic, and political impact of information technology. This particular panel featured the NAACP…

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    Crime Legislation

    Witnesses testified before the Congressional Black Caucus about the issue of violence in the African-American community. They talked about the Federal Crime Bill, law enforcement,…

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    Surgeon General Nomination

    Mark Gearan, White House Communications Director, spoke about the nomination of Joycelyn Elders to become U.S. Surgeon General. He talked about the controversies surrounding Ms. Elders and…

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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

    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

    The American Bar Association held a forum on civil rights. William Robinson, Dean of the District of Columbia School of Law, gave a brief history of the United States civil rights movement.…

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    Race and Law Enforcement

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

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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

    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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