ERIC Number: ED359280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanics in Idaho: Concerns and Challenges. Idaho Human Rights Commission, Research Report.
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Agricultural Laborers, Civil Rights, Community Attitudes, Demography, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Government Role, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Postsecondary Education, Racial Relations, State Government, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Human Rights Commission, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho