ERIC Number: ED183658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The State of Civil Rights: 1979.
Gleiter, Caroline Davis; And Others
The status of civil rights in housing, education, and employment is reviewed in this report. Among the conclusions are: (l) although 1979 court decisions helped to remedy discriminatory housing policies and practices, housing discrimination remains widespread throughout the United States, and decent housing for older persons, minorities, and female-headed households is still undelivered, (2) despite court decisions and legislation, equal educational opportunity is still an unrealized goal; and (3) although affirmative action programs have been increasingly used to improve employment opportunities for minorities and women, and although various laws prohibit discrimination in employment, unemployment levels for minorities and women remain intolerably high. Additional civil rights issues discussed include voting rights, police practices, and immigration. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
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