ERIC Number: ED152919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The State of Civil Rights: 1977. A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report reviews executive, legislative, and judicial actions, and other developments, favorable and unfavorable, that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights considers critical to the national goals of eliminating discrimination and enhancing equal opportunity for all Americans. The areas of opportunity examined are employment, education, housing, women's rights, administration of justice, political participation, and civil rights reorganization. The report shows that there continues to be high unemployment and a high poverty rate among minority groups and women. Although there was further progress in 1977 in community adjustment to school desegregation, congressional actions concerning school desegregation and challenges to affirmative action admissions programs in higher education threaten to slow down progress toward achieving equal educational opportunity. In employment there has been more effective enforcement of equal employment laws. In housing, rising costs, and various subtle patterns of discrimination continued to limit fair housing opportunities. Little progress was made in women's rights in 1977 in terms of enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
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