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ERIC Number: ED106380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-20
Pages: 53
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Where We'Re At . . . Statistical Report on Status of Minorities and Women in South Dakota.
McEldowney, Mary Ellen
The Commission on Human Rights enforces the South Dakota Human Relations Act of 1972 which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry in employment, labor unions, housing, property rights, education, public accomodations and public services in the state. The purpose of this paper was to draw together statistical data on women and minorities in areas such as labor force, education, income and occupations. The Commission plans to utilize it for a variety of purposes. Primary among these is to identify those practices which have a disparate effect on a particular group. The data will be used also in the educational forum. The Commission is attempting to give more attention to work directed at halting discriminatory practices prior to the filing of a formal complaint. Further it can be used to disprove some myths about women and Indians. Several agencies and departments of state government were contacted to compile this data. The most useful, despite the under reporting of minorities, proved to be the reports of the Bureau of the Census. The Bureau of Indian Affairs was very helpful in gathering data for Indians on/near the reservations. Department of Commerce, Manpower reports and Employment Security material among other statistical charts were also reviewed. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Dakota