ERIC Number: ED343986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Lost Opportunities: The Civil Rights Record of the Bush Administration Mid-Term.
Liss, Susan M., Ed.; Taylor, William L., Ed.
This study of the civil rights policies and practices of the Bush Administration reviews the first 2 years of that administration's actions, presents recommendations for the future, and offers a series of working papers prepared by experts in the civil rights field. Part 1 of two major parts presents the actual report of the Citizen's Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan group of former officials of the Federal Government. That report treats civil rights policy and enforcement in the Bush Administration and offers seven recommendations for change. Part 2 presents 22 working papers on civil rights that deal with the following topics: (1) the Civil Rights Act of 1990; (2) education (enforcement in elementary and secondary education, sex discrimination, and minority access to higher education); (3) employment rights (equal employment opportunity and employment rights of older Americans); (4) immigration; (5) health (civil rights impact on national health policies and challenges posed by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome); (6) housing (fair housing enforcement, federal fair lending, credit opportunity, and community reinvestment enforcement); (7) affirmative action; (8) political rights (voting rights enforcement, voter registration reform, and the 1990 Census and minority undercount); (9) rights of institutionalized persons; (10) rights of persons with disabilities (Americans With Disabilities Act, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and rights of the institutionalized disabled); (11) United States Civil Rights Commission; and (12) administration of justice (judicial nominations and the Hate Crime Statistics Act). Included are notes on the authors and extensive endnotes for the working papers. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Government, Government Role, Health, Higher Education, Housing, Immigrants, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups
Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Citizens Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.