ERIC Number: ED062452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort: A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Seven Months Later, May 1971; One Year Later, November 1971.
Sloane, Martin E.
In October 1970, the Commission on Civil Rights published a large-scale study of "The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort." Based on an evaluation of more than 40 departments and agencies with significant civil rights responsibilities, the Commission found that enforcement was characterized largely by inaction, lack of coordination, and indifference. In May 1970, the Commission issued a follow-up report to determine what progress, if any, had been made in the seven months since its October 1970 study. The basic conclusion was that some advances had been made, in terms of tentative first steps, combined with promises to do better in the future. The Federal civil rights enforcement effort is held difficult to evaluate as of November 1971. When compared to the situation that existed a year ago, the structure of the Government's effort has been improved in a number of important respects. But judged by the more objective standard of civil rights performance, the Federal Government continues to get low marks. Wide disparities exist in the performance of the many departments and agencies with civil rights responsibilities. Some are taking actions necessary to perform effectively. Others still barely recognize that they have any responsibility at all (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Problems, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Equal Facilities, Equal Protection, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Law Enforcement, Policy Formation, School Desegregation, Voting Rights
Supt. of Documents, Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.70; $1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964