Highlights
  2011 Statutory Enforcement Report
Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response
  Peer-to-Peer Harassment and Bullying: Briefing Transcripts and Panelist Statements
  New Black Panther Investigation
 CIVIL RIGHTS CLEARINGHOUSE

 National Conference 2010
 
COMMISSION BRIEFINGS/MEETINGS/HEARINGS
  October 21, 2011,
Sunshine Notice
  September 20, 2011,
Budget Call Meeting via Telephone
  September 9, 2011,
Business Meeting
  August 12, 2011,
Briefing and Meeting
  July 15, 2011,
Business Meeting
  June 10, 2011,
Notice of Meeting
  May 13, 2011,
Briefing
  April 8, 2011,
Business Meeting
  March 11, 2011,
Business Meeting
  March 11, 2011, CANCELLED
Briefing
  February 11, 2011,
Briefing and Meeting
  January 28, 2011,
Business Meeting via telephone
  January 14, 2011, CANCELLED
Briefing and Meeting
  December 17, 2010, CANCELLED
Business Meeting
  December 3, 2010,
Business Meeting
  November 19, 2010, TIME CHANGE
Business Meeting
  November 5, 2010, CANCELLED
Business Meeting
  October 29, 2010,
Business Meeting
  October 22, 2010, Business Meeting
POSTPONED
Rescheduled to October 29, 2010
  October 8, 2010,
Business Meeting
  September 24, 2010,
Business Meeting
  September 10, 2010,
Business Meeting via telephone
  August 27, 2010, CANCELLED
Business Meeting via telephone
  August 13, 2010,
Business Meeting
  July 30, 2010,
Business Meeting via telephone
  July 16, 2010,
Business Meeting
  July 6, 2010,
Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation
  June 25, 2010, CANCELLED
Business Meeting via telephone
  June 11, 2010,
Age Discrimination Briefing
  June 11, 2010,
Business Meeting
  May 28, 2010,
Business Meeting via telephone
  May 14, 2010,
Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation
  May 14, 2010, Business Meeting
  April 23, 2010,
Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation
  April 16, 2010,
Business Meeting
  March 26, 2010, CANCELLED
Business Meeting via telephone
  March 12, 2010,
Business Meeting
  February 26, 2010,
Business Meeting via telephone
  February 12, 2010, - POSTPONED
Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation
  January 29, 2010,
Business Meeting
  January 15, 2010,
Business Meeting
  December 16, 2009,
Business Meeting via telephone
  December 4, 2009,
Business Meeting
RECENT TESTIMONY
  Testimony by Commissioners Yaki and Heriot on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009
    Michael Yaki Testimony  
    Michael Yaki Attachment  
    Gail Heriot Testimony  
    Gail Heriot Attachment
  Testimony on Hate Crimes Bill
    Gail Heriot Testimony
COMMISSION NEWS
  Hawaii SAC releases report on disparities in criminal justice system (PDF)
(Press Release)
  Commission appoints Oklahoma SAC members (PDF)
(Press Release)
  Chairman Castro to hold press conference in Chicago (PDF) (Press Release)
  Commission Releases Report, 'Peer to Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response' (PDF) (Press Release)
  New Jersey SAC Releases Report on Teacher Quality (PDF) (Press Release)
  New Black Panther Party Report Released, December 3, 2010 (PDF)
(Press Release)
  Commission Mourns the Death of
Dorothy Height (PDF)
(Press Release)
  Commission Mourns the Death of Dr. Benjamin Hooks (PDF) (Press Release)
  Commission Releases Witness Names for New Black Panther Party Investigation Hearing (PDF)  
  April 1, 2010, Commission Releases Title IX Athletics Report
  U.S. Civil Rights Commission Mourns the Death of Celebrated Civil Rights Pioneer Percy E. Sutton (PDF) (Press Release)
  Commission Releases Report on Civil Rights and the Mortgage Crisis (PDF)
(Press Release)
  Federal Civil Rights Panel to Convene Community Forum on Immigration and Education Issues (Media Advisory)
  U.S. Civil Rights Commission Commemorates 41st Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death
  Civil Rights Commission to Hold Briefing on Civil Rights Issues with Respect to the Mortgage Crisis
  Kansas Civil Rights Committee to Hold Public Briefings on State Caucus Process, Enforcement of Employment Laws (PDF)
 
OTHER
  Briefing on Blaine Amendments
  Fedview AES Report
  Employee Viewpoint Survey Results
  USCCR Open Plan
  Omaha Public Schools Issues and Implications of Nebraska Legislative Bill 1024
  Strategic and Annual Plans
  Strategic Plan FY2008-FY2013
  USCCR Information Quality Guidelines
  Public Service Announcements
  No Fear Act: Statistics on Complaints of Employment Discrimination
(29 C.F.R. §1614)
  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Education Campaign to End Campus Anti-Semitism

 
Recent Correspondence
 

Letter on Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, December 7, 2010 (PDF)

 

Letter to Senate Leaders on Paycheck Fairness Act, September 30, 2010 (PDF)

 

Commission letter to Youngstown, OH regarding discrimination in employment practices,
April 20, 2010 (PDF)

 

Letter to House Leaders on Senate Health Care Bill, March 15, 2010 (PDF)

 

Follow-up letter to Judiciary Commission of Louisiana re enforcement of ethical duties of justices of the peace, January 26, 2010 (PDF)

 

Letter to SEC re new regulation requiring disclosure of corporate boards' diversity policies, January 25, 2010 (PDF)

 

Letter to President Obama and Senators on Senate Health Care Bill, December 11, 2009 (PDF)

 

Louisiana Justice of the Peace and Interracial Marriage, Oct. 22, 2009 (PDF)

 

Letter to President Obama and Congressional Leaders on Health Care Bill (PDF)

 

Letter to Attorney General Holder on ACORN (PDF)

 

Letter on Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, Aug. 28, 2009 (PDF)

 

Commission letter expressing concern regarding racial preferences in Ohio bill #SB 146 (PDF)

 

Senate Hate Crimes 06-16-09 (PDF)

 

Letter from Chairman Reynolds and Commissioners Thernstrom, Kirsanow, Taylor, Heriot and Gaziano to President George W. Bush - Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (PDF)

 

Letter from Staff Director Dannenfelser to the General Counsel of the Department of Education, Mr. Kent Talbert (PDF)

 

Letter from Commissioners Thernstrom & Melendez to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez - Alleged Voter Intimidation in Orange County, California. (PDF)

 

Letter from Chairman Reynolds and Commissioners Braceras, Kirsanow, Yaki & Taylor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez - Alleged Voter Intimidation in Orange County, California. (PDF)

 

Letter from Chairman Reynolds, and Commissioners Braceras, Kirsanow, & Taylor to the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, The Honorable Sally Stroup (PDF)

 

Letter from Vice Chairman Thernstrom to the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, The Honorable Sally Stroup (PDF)

 

Letter to Congressional Authorizing Subcommittees Recommending Extension of State Advisory Committee Terms (PDF)

 

Letter from Chairman Reynolds, Vice Chair Thernstrom and Commissioners Braceras, Kirsanow, & Taylor to the Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings (PDF)

 

Letter from Commissioner Yaki to the Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings (PDF)

 

Letter to Smithsonian Urging Prominent Place on Mall for African American History Museum (PDF)

 

Letter to Department of Justice Urging the Department to Investigate Alleged Racist Incidents in Spring Valley, Nevada

Recent Commission Reports
  Annual Statutory Enforcement Reports
  2011 Statutory Report (PDF)
  Race Neutral Enforcement of the Law? DOJ and the New Black Panther Party Litigation-2010 Statutory Report (PDF)
  Civil Rights and the Mortgage Crisis 2009
Statutory Report (PDF)
  Enforcing Religious Freedom In Prison - 2008 Statutory Report (PDF)
  Becoming Less Separate?: School Desegregation, Justice Department, and the Pursuit of Unitary Status (PDF)
  Voting Rights Enforcement & Reauthorization (PDF)
  Funding Federal Civil Rights Enforcement: The President's 2006 Request (PDF)
  Federal Procurement After Adarand (PDF)
 
Recent Briefing Reports
  English Only Policies in the Workplace (PDF)
  Reauthorization of the Temporary Provisions of the Voting Rights Act (PDF)
  Discrimination against Native Americans in Border Towns (PDF)
  The Educational Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (PDF)
  Encouraging Minority Students in Science
Careers (PDF)
  The Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Wages and Employment Opportunities of Black Workers (PDF)
  The Multiethnic Placement Act Minorities in Foster Care and Adoption (PDF)
  Domestic Wiretapping in the War on Terror (PDF)
  Title IX Athletics: Accommodating Interests and Abilities (PDF)
  Supplemental Educational Services Under the No Child Left Behind Act (PDF)
  Minorities in Special Education (PDF)
  Racial Categorization in the 2010 Census (PDF)
  Voter Fraud and Voter Intimidation (PDF)
  Affirmative Action in American Law Schools (PDF)
  Benefits of Diversity in K-12 Schools (PDF)  
  Campus Anti-Semitism (PDF)  
  Reauthorization of the Temporary Provisions of the Voting Rights Act (PDF)  
  Disparity Studies as Evidence of Discrimination in Federal Contracting (PDF)  
  Findings and Recommendations of the United States Commission on Civil Rights Regarding Campus Anti-Semitism (PDF)  
  The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 (PDF)  
  The Economic Stagnation of the Black Middle Class (PDF)  
 
Recent SAC Reports
  Food Deserts in Chicago (PDF)  
  School Discipline in Kentucky
An examination of school discipline in the Jefferson County Public School District (PDF)
 
  School Discipline - Are School Discipline Practices Pushing Too Many African American Children Out of School? (PDF)  
  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in the District of Columbia (PDF)  
  Overcoming the Barriers Faced by Immigrants in New Jersey (PDF)  
  New Jersey Advisory Committee Report on Teacher Quality and Student Achievement (PDF)  
  Connecticut Advisory Committee Report on Closing the Attainment Gap in High Schools (PDF)  
  District of Columbia Advisory Committee Report on Public Education (PDF)  
  Vermont Advisory Committee Report on Racial Profiling (PDF)  
  Fair Housing Enforcement in Kentucky (PDF)  
  Ex-Felon Voting Rights in Florida (PDF)  
  School Desgregation in Tennessee: 12 Districts Released from Desgregation Orders 17 Districts Remain Under Court Jurisdiction (PDF)  
  An Analysis of Title I Allocations by North Carolina's Ten Largest School Districts (PDF)  
  Resources for Migrant Children Similar to Other Students but Achievement Still Lags (PDF)  
  Desegregation of Public School Districts in Florida (PDF)  
  Equal Education Opportunity: An Analysis of the Racial Achievement Gap In Kentucky Urban Schools (PDF)  
  The Farmington Report: Civil Rights for Native Americans 30 Years Later (PDF)  
  Language and Access to Health Care: Easing Barriers in New Hampshire (PDF)
 
 
Recent Congressional Testimony
 
 

USCCR Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF)

 

USCCR Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2008 (PDF)

 

Buy American Act Report Fiscal Year 2008 (PDF)

 

USCCR Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2007 (PDF)

 

USCCR Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2006 (PDF)

 

USCCR February 15, 2006 Corrective Action Plan for FY 2005 Financial Statement Audit (PDF)

 

USCCR Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2005 (PDF)

 

USCCR September 30, 2005 Report to the Senate Appropriations Committee on USCCR Reforms (PDF)

 

USCCR September 15, 2005 Report to the House Appropriations Committee on USCCR Reforms (PDF)

 

Statements from March 17, 2005 House Oversight Hearing

 
Recent Meeting Transcripts
  June 10, 2011 (PDF)
  May 13, 2011 (PDF)
  April 8, 2011 (PDF)
  March 11, 2011 (PDF)
  February 11, 2011 (PDF)
  February 11, 2011 (PDF)
  January 28, 2011 (PDF)
  December 3, 2010 (PDF)
  November 19, 2010 (PDF)
  September 24, 2010 (PDF)
  September 10, 2010 (PDF)
  August 13, 2010 (PDF)
  July 30, 2010 (PDF)
  July 16, 2010 (PDF)
  June 11, 2010 (PDF)
  June 11, 2010 (PDF)
  May 28, 2010 (PDF)
  May 14, 2010
(Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation) (PDF)
  April 23, 2010
(Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation) (PDF)
  April 16, 2010 (PDF)
  March 12, 2010 (PDF)
  February 26, 2010 (PDF)
  January 15, 2010 (PDF)
  December 16, 2009 (PDF)
  December 4, 2009 (PDF)
  November 20, 2009 (PDF)
  October 30, 2009 (PDF)
  October 16, 2009 (PDF)
  October 8, 2009 (PDF)
  September 24, 2009 (PDF)
  September 11, 2009 (PDF)
  September 3, 2009 (PDF)
  August 7, 2009 (PDF)
  July 10, 2009 (PDF)
  June 12, 2009 (PDF)
  June 12, 2009 (Briefing - Health Disparities) (PDF)
  May 15, 2009 (PDF)
  April 17, 2009 (PDF)
  March 30, 2009 (PDF)
  March 20, 2009 (Briefing - Mortgage Crisis) (PDF)
  February 20, 2009 (PDF)
  February 11, 2009 (PDF)
  January 16, 2009 (PDF)
  December 12, 2008 (PDF)
  December 12, 2008
(Briefing - English in the Workplace) (PDF)
  November 7, 2008 (PDF)
  October 17, 2008 (PDF)
  September 30, 2008 (PDF)
  September 12, 2008 (Briefing - STEM) (PDF)
  September 6, 2008 (PDF)
  August 19, 2008 (PDF)
  July 28, 2008 (PDF)
  July 11, 2008 (PDF)
  June 6, 2008 (PDF)
  June 6, 2008
(Briefing - 2008 Presidential Election) (PDF)
  May 9, 2008 (PDF)
  April 4, 2008 (Briefing) (C-Span Video)
  April 4, 2008 (Briefing - Illegal Immigration) (PDF)
  March 7, 2008 (PDF)
  February 8, 2008 (PDF)
  February 8, 2008
(Briefing - Religious Discrimination in Prisons) (PDF)
  January 11, 2008 ( PDF)
  December 3, 2007
(Briefing - Minorities in Special Education) (PDF)
  November 9, 2007 (Briefing - Discrimination Against Native Americans in Border Towns) (PDF)
  October 12, 2007 (PDF)
  September 21, 2007 (Briefing) (PDF)
  September 21, 2007 (PDF)
  August 24, 2007 (PDF)
  August 2, 2007 (PDF)
  July 13, 2007 (PDF)
  June 1, 2007 (PDF)
  June 1, 2007 (Briefing) (PDF)
  May 11, 2007 (PDF)
  April 16, 2007 (PDF)
  April 13, 2007 (PDF)
  March 9, 2007 (PDF)
  March 7, 2007 (PDF)
  February 9, 2007 (PDF)
  January 26, 2007 (briefing) (PDF)
  January 26, 2007 (PDF)
  December 14, 2006 (PDF)
  November 17, 2006 (PDF)
  October 13, 2006 (PDF)
  September 8, 2006 (PDF)
  August 18, 2006 (PDF)
  July 28, 2006 (PDF)
  July 5, 2006 (PDF)
  June 16, 2006 (PDF)
  May 5, 2006 (PDF)
  May 4, 2006 (PDF)
  April 3, 2006 (PDF)
  March 10, 2006 (PDF)
Recent Briefings and Papers
  New Paradigm for Welfare Reform: The Need for Civil Rights Enforcement
  Briefing and Recommendations on the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

On January 7th, 2005, the Commission adopted a new policy on the public release and posting of reports and Commission documents. To comply with that new policy, the website has been updated and several draft reports that failed to receive a majority of Commissioners' votes have been removed. Those reports are available upon request.