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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Immigration Detention Facilities Management

    Officials from several federal agencies discussed how immigration detention facilities are created, operated, and maintained. Chair Castro made introductory remarks. Federal Agency Guidelines and…

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    Civil Rights Concerns at Immigration Detention Facilities

    Representatives from human rights and civil liberties advocacy groups discussed the nation’s immigration detention facilities. Topics included the conditions in the facilities, recommendations for improving…

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    Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention

    Panelists discussed the legal challenges made to immigration detention facilities and made policy recommendations. “Legal Challenges Associated with Immigration Detention Facilities” was the third…

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    Private Immigration Detention Facilities

    Panelist discussed the work of private contractors in providing detention facilities for immigrants and the work of charitable groups for detainees. “Private Detention Facilities and Standards of Care”…

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    Stand Your Ground Laws

    Panelists spoke about the effect of “stand your ground” laws on race relations and public safety around the country. Topics included the utility of Stand Your Ground laws from legal and policy perspectives,…

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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 3

    A panel of veterans' advocates and other service members spoke about how well the federal government was safeguarding their rights and providing needed benefits. An army major and physician…

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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing titled, “Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Service Members.” In their second panel, the Commission heard from advocacy…

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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 1

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing on “Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Service Members.” The Commission will first hear from officials from federal agencies…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Military 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…

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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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    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…

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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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    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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    Minorities and 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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