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ERIC Number: ED359280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanics in Idaho: Concerns and Challenges. Idaho Human Rights Commission, Research Report.
Mabbutt, Richard
A study was done of the civil rights status of Hispanics in Idaho with respect to issues raised at a series of community hearings sponsored by the Idaho Human Rights Commission. Testimony included concerns about state and local hiring practices; the perceived need for bilingual state social service providers and educators; the need for outreach toward Hispanics by the Human Rights Commission; perceived discrimination by local law enforcement officials; some type of workers' compensation coverage for farm workers; and the condition of Hispanic youth and the challenges of securing appropriate and adequate education. In order to investigate these issues the Commission conducted a survey of current information available and compiled a report. Among the findings were the following: (1) Hispanics in Idaho constitute the state's largest minority group; (2) census takers may undercount Hispanic persons; (3) median incomes are lower than the national figure; (4) unemployment rates are higher than national levels; (5) educational services for limited English speakers and others are scarce; (6) there is perceived educational and racial discrimination; and (7) there is a significant lack of comprehensive, complete, and accurate information regarding Hispanics in Idaho. Appendixes contain supplementary materials such as meeting reports, correspondence, and pertinent articles. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Human Rights Commission, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho