ERIC Number: ED407476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Continuing Struggle: Civil Rights and the Clinton Administration. Report of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights.
Yu, Corrine M., Ed.; Taylor, William L., Ed.
In 1993 the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights concluded that the election of Bill Clinton as President presented a new opportunity to work toward equal opportunity. In 1995, at the midpoint of his first term, the Commission identified the new and often formidable challenges his administration was facing in dealing with issues of equal opportunity and fair treatment. In many respects, the Commission noted, the Clinton administration had made a good beginning in dealing with Federal civil rights performance, but that it remained at the beginning stages of a revitalization of civil rights enforcement. A particular problem was the slow pace of the Clinton administration in filling key civil rights positions, so much so that the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was not appointed until just before the 1994 election. Part One of this report presents the findings and recommendations of the Citizens' Commission in the context of welfare reform legislation. Part Two contains a series of working papers prepared by leading civil rights and public interest experts. These 17 papers deal with: (1) Federal resources and funding; (2) the administration of justice; (3) the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; (4) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; (5) employment; (6) affirmative action; (7) welfare reform; (8) immigration; (9) rights of people with disabilities; (10) hate crimes; (11) English-only requirements; (12) voting; (13) housing; and (14) education. The papers on education focus on minority access to education, gender equity, and equal education in elementary and secondary schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Government Role, Housing, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups, Sex Fairness, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Citizens Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.