ERIC Number: ED457273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Bridge to One America: The Civil Rights Performance of the Clinton Administration.
Kraus, Rebecca S.; Chambers, David R.
This report assesses the civil rights record of Bill Clinton's presidential administration, examining progress made in federal civil rights law enforcement and policy development. Four sections include: (1) "Introduction: The Clinton Presidency in Perspective" (the civil rights landscape and continuing relevance of the fight for civil rights); (2) "Background: A Decade of Turmoil and Change" (key civil rights laws, judicial decisions, and agency enforcement in the 1990s; growing racial and ethnic tensions during Clinton's administration; socioeconomic disparities in the 1990s; and demographic change in the 1990s and beyond); (3) "An Evaluation of President Clinton's Civil Rights Record, 1993-2001" (significant civil rights issues of the Clinton administration, including diversity in the federal government, environmental justice, fair housing, equal educational opportunity, equal access to health care, the impact of welfare reform on women and minorities, and voting rights); and (4) "Lessons Learned." Overall, the Clinton administration transformed federal civil rights enforcement and policy efforts in many important ways but ultimately failed to develop or execute effective policies in several key areas relating to civil rights enforcement. Three appendixes present a civil rights timeline, 1990-00; executive orders relating to civil rights, 1994-00; and Clinton's recommendations for building one America. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Affirmative Action, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Relations, Federal Legislation, Hate Crime, Housing, Immigrants, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups, Population Trends, Public Policy, Racial Relations, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Violence, Voting
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20425. Tel: 202-376-8110; Web site: http://www.usccr.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.