ERIC Number: ED453341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic and Race Relations in Austin, Texas. Policy Research Project Report, Number 137.
Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
This report, conducted by faculty and students in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, describes a survey on and interviews regarding ethnic and race relations among Austin, Texas residents and community leaders. Its six chapters include (1) "Introduction" (the research approach); (2) "Ethnic Minorities and the City of Austin: A Retrospective View" (segregation policies, desegregation efforts in the post Brown era, and the "gentlemen's agreement"); (3) "Ethnic Group Relations, Tolerance, and Discrimination" (perceptions of racial and ethnic relations in Austin, perceptions of interethnic tension, ethnic tolerance, and patterns of discrimination); (4) "Ethnic Community Views of the City of Austin and Its Services"; (5) "Current Reconciliation Efforts in Austin" (the Austin Human Rights Commission, the Council for Community Reconciliation, the Citizen's Review Board, the Citizen's Policy Academy, and the religious community); and (6) "Conclusions and Recommendations" (a context for ethnic relations, major findings, and recommendations). Overall, race relations remain seriously problematic in Austin. Discrimination continues, with African Americans most likely to experience discrimination. Most Austin residents consider themselves tolerant. Most are satisfied with services provided by the City of Austin except for the Austin Police Department. African American respondents believe that all ethnic groups do not receive equal treatment from the city. Most respondents favor creation of a Citizen's Review Board. (SM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Community Organizations, Ethnic Groups, Local Government, Local Issues, Minority Groups, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation
Office of Communications, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Box Y, Austin, TX 78713-8925. Tel: 512-471-4218; Web site: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/pubs/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, Austin, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)