ERIC Number: ED117291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Twenty Years After Brown: Equal Opportunity in Housing.
On the twentieth anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education" the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights undertook to commemorate the Supreme Court's decision with an examination of civil rights progress between 1954 and 1974. The Commission is publishing a series of concise reports summarizing the status of civil rights in education employment, public accomodations and housing. The first report in the series provided a brief historical background; the second covered equality of educational opportunity, and the third dealt with equality of economic opportunity. This fourth report looks at national housing policies and the extent to which they have been effective in providing equality of opportunity in housing for all America's citizens. It is stated that, at this juncture in our Nation's history, the Commission finds that the forces promoting discrimination in housing hold powerful, if less than universal, sway. These forces will be curbed only by new dedication of national resources and fair housing enforcement efforts to the creation of many more rental and home ownership opportunities for monorities and women of all incomes, in good housing located in a full variety of viable urban neighborhoods, and in rural areas and on native American reservations as well. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Federal Government, Government Role, Housing Discrimination, Housing Industry, Housing Needs, Housing Opportunities, Migrant Housing, Minority Groups, Public Housing, Racial Discrimination, Residential Patterns, Sex Discrimination, State Government
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Note: Fourth report in a series: For the second report in the series, see ED 102 285