ERIC Number: ED054908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Stranger in One's Land.
An account of the hearing held by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the Mexican American community's problems with civil rights, this report does not necessarily represent the views of the Commission but is published to stimulate public interest in the problems confronting Mexican Americans. For nearly 6 months prior to the hearing (held in San Antonio, Texas, in December 1968), staff members laid the groundwork with a field representative in San Antonio for coordination of onsite activities. Some 1000 persons were interviewed; data were collected and analyzed; and nearly 80 persons--from barrio residents to state officials, businessmen to farmworkers, students to school superintendents--were requested to speak under subpoena. Clergymen, law enforcement officials, and 3 Mexican American families also testified. Major areas explored were employment, education, the administration of justice, housing, and political representation. "The total picture of economic deprivation, of relegation to the meanest employment, of educational suppression, and of restricted opportunity in almost every phase of life unfolded." (BO)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Braceros, Civil Rights, Culture Conflict, Dropouts, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment, Intelligence Tests, Language Handicaps, Legal Problems, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences, Test Bias
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.35)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.