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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Victim and Accused Panel

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense…

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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,…

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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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    Federal Agency Anti-Bullying Programs

    Education and Justice Department staff talked about anti-bullying efforts at the federal and state level. They also talked about current anti-bullying laws.

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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…

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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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    Voting Rights--and Wrongs

    Abigail Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored, Voting Rights--and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections, published by AEI Press. She argued that the 1965 Voting…

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    No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education

    Abigail Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored with her husband, No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the racial gap…

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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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    2008 Election Voting Rights Enforcement

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reviewed the Department of Justice’s plans to monitor voting rights enforcement for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Topics included voting…

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    Illegal Immigration and African American Workers

    The commission heard testimony about the impact of illegal immigration on the wages and job opportunities of African American workers. Topics included statistics of illegal immigration and…

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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing room, Senator Schumer and hearing witnesses spoke to reporters about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts. Ms.…

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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing room, Ms. Long and Ms. Thernstrom spoke about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts. They commented on the…

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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…

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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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    Common Sense School Reform

    Frederick Hess spoke about his book Common Sense School Reform, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He discusses the current state of American education with two authors that have written…

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    Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education

    Prior to the panel discussion Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, co-authors of No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, were interviewed about the Brown v. Board of Education U.S.…

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    Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary

    On the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, the guests discussed how minority students in the public school system have fared since the integration of…

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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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