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ERIC Number: ED501313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 136
Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, 2007-2008
Morita, Josina; Keleher, Terry
Applied Research Center
This publication reviews 56 bills introduced in the 95th General Assembly that, if signed into law by the Governor, would have the most direct positive and negative impacts on communities of color. The "2007-2008 Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity" evaluates the Governor and legislators on their responses to these initiatives. Assessed are whether the legislation (1) explicitly addresses racial outcomes and works to eliminate racial inequities; (2) increases access to public benefits and institutions for communities of color; (3) advances enfranchisement and full civic participation for all Illinoisans; (4) protects against racial violence, racial profiling, and discrimination; and (5) is enforceable and has instituted mechanisms ensuring accountability. The Report Card assigns letter grades to Illinois lawmakers based upon their support in 2007 for 56 pieces of legislation aimed at improving civil rights, criminal justice, economic justice, educational equity, health equity, and housing and community development. [For "Facing Race: 2006 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity. Illinois," see ED495033.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Applied Research Center
Identifiers - Location: Illinois