ERIC Number: ED359288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Perspectives on Civil Rights. United States Commission on Civil Rights Forum (Los Angeles, California, September 8-9, 1988).
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
A subcommittee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission heard testimony on social changes in progress and the future of civil rights, in the first of a series of forums. During the 2-day forum, the Commission received a wide range of information and views from representatives of federal, state, and local governments; civil rights groups; the press; private industry; and academia. The participants indicated that two important population trends are developing in the United States. First, minority populations, particularly the Hispanic and Asian populations, are growing faster than the non-Hispanic White population, especially among younger age groups. Second, the age distribution of non-Hispanic Whites is changing because of high rates of growth among older age groups resulting in a growing older population that is predominately White and a shrinking younger population that is increasingly minority. Specific topics addressed include ethnic diversity, political participation, enforcement of voter rights, labor force and economic changes, employment discrimination, education, intergroup relations, and combating harassment and hate group activity. Included with the actual proceedings are the written testimony of witnesses, six figures, and the following selected papers: "The Political Impact of Demographic Changes" (B. E. Cain); "Hispanic Education, Leadership, and Public Policy" (L. Freedberg); "Changing Demographics in Higher Education: The Case of Black Americans" (S. B. Graves); "New Approaches to Justice: The Neighborhood Foundations" (J. A. Kromkowski); "Changing Demographics and Employment Regulation" (J. S. Leonard); and "Rethinking Entrepreneurship" (I. Light and C. Rosenstein). (JB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Asian Americans, Blacks, Civil Rights, Demography, Diversity (Student), Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Population Trends, Racial Relations, Social Change, Urban Education, Whites
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.