ERIC Number: ED382130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bigotry and Violence on Missouri's College Campuses. A Summary Report.
Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
This publication reports on the bigotry and violence on Missouri's college campuses based on the perspectives of 15 persons at a community forum held March 22, 1989. Participants included representatives of federal and state government agencies, human rights organizations, law enforcement agencies, and faculty, staff, students, and administrators from two- and four-year institutions of higher education. The federal official gave information on perpetrators of hate crimes on campus and a process for conflict resolution. Community and media consultants provided views on the collection of data for properly informing and educating the public on hate crimes and anti-semitism. Law enforcement officials told the forum why and how information on hate crimes is or is not reported. Two students described their thoughts and responses on the issue of racism. Faculty, administrators and staff provided different views of bias-motivated incidents, complaints, and harassment on their campus. Some institutions mentioned the importance of immediate top level responses to bias-motivated incidents on campuses if there is to be a positive learning environment for all students. One university representative described how the university handled a campus controversy that provided an invaluable experience in racial relations though costly in time, energy and money. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Campuses, Civil Rights, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty, College Students, Conflict Resolution, Crime Prevention, Hate Crime, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Minority Groups, Opinions, Public Colleges, Racial Relations, Social Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Violence
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers: Diversity (Faculty); Diversity (Student); Missouri