ERIC Number: ED378028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Race Relations in Western Nebraska.
Jenkins, Melvin L.
This report is derived from a community forum held in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on April 28-29, 1993, by the Nebraska Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Views on race relations in selected areas of western Nebraska were expressed by concerned citizens; community leaders; government officials (federal, state, and local); educators; law enforcement officials; and persons from the business community. They reported that steps were being taken to improve race relations in western Nebraska, but that these were insufficient. Main sections of the report address the following: (1) background information on the area and its population, minority groups, and poverty; (2) race relations in general, especially pertaining to Hispanics and Native Americans; (3) reported harassment and racism in the public schools, minority dropout rates, lack of minority group teachers, teacher insensitivity, multicultural and outreach activities, and minority student recruitment at Western Nebraska Community College; (4) procedures for filing complaints of housing discrimination with the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; and (5) relationships between local law enforcement agencies and Native Americans and Hispanics. Appendices include newspaper articles about Native American protests of police action and the results of Chadron School District's survey of existing multicultural education. (RAH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Rights, Community Problems, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Housing Discrimination, Migrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Police Community Relationship, Racial Bias, Racial Relations
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska