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ERIC Number: ED141232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
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The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort -- 1974. Volume VII: To Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution. A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, June 1977.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report evaluates the status of civil rights oversight and policymaking by the White House and Office of Management on Budget (OMB) during the Nixon-Ford administrations, from 1972 to 1976. The report documents the activities of the White House, OMB, the Federal Regional Councils, and the Federal Executive Boards. Housing, school desegregation, business enterprises, and federal grants in relation to the prominent minority groups are investigated. The administration's failure to enforce Federal civil rights legislation during 1972-76 is attributed to the executive branch of government. This branch failed to provide policymakers with effective means to discover the nature of problems or to suggest ways to implement corrective action. In the belief that executive direction is indispensable to civil rights legislation, it is recommended that the President assume responsibility for Federal civil rights enforcement programs and that a cabinent-level position be created whose role would be to strengthen enforcement programs. It is also recommended that a Division of Civil Rights within the OMB be established. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Affirmative Action, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Business Administration, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Females, Feminism, Government Role, Housing Discrimination, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Sex Discrimination, Spanish Americans
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 107 754-756, ED 102 071, ED 109 291, ED 115 752 ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original