Statutory and Interim Reports

Statutory and interim reports are the results of studies and surveys, investigations of complaints, and appraisals of federal laws and policies undertaken by the Commission to meet its mandate from Congress. These reports address civil rights issues of long-term interest and generally include findings and recommendations.

2003

Not in My Backyard: Executive Order 12,898 and Title VI as Tools for Achieving Environmental Justice. Reviews how well four federal agencies are implementing the executive order and their Title VI responsibilities in the context of environmental decision-making. 185 pp. No. 005-901-00078-2.

10-Year Check-Up: Have Federal Agencies Responded to Civil Rights Recommendations? Volume III: An Evaluation of the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small Business Administration. Evaluates the extent to which the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, EPA, and SBA have implemented the Commission’s past recommendations and whether their civil rights enforcement has improved as a result. 176 pp. No. 005-901-00077-4.

A Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs in Indian Country. Examines whether funding of programs at six federal agencies is sufficient to address such needs as health care, education, public safety, and housing in Indian Country. 124 pp. No. 005-907-00596-1.

2002

10-Year Check-Up: Have Federal Agencies Responded to Civil Rights Recommendations? Volume I: A Blueprint for Civil Rights Enforcement. Catalogs and summarizes recommendations the Commission made to 11 federal agencies over the decade. Also presents strategies for creating effective civil rights enforcement programs. 78 pp. No. 005-901-00075-8. 

10-Year Check-Up: Have Federal Agencies Responded to Civil Rights Recommendations? Volume II: An Evaluation of the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Transportation. Evaluates the extent to which the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Transportation have implemented the Commission’s past recommendations and whether their civil rights enforcement has improved as a result. 72 pp. No. 005-901-00076-6. (Out of print, available on Web site only.)

2001

Voting Irregularities in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election. Examines the extent of and reasons for voter disenfranchisement in Florida and covers such issues as Election Day problems, felon exclusion lists, voting technology, accessibility concerns, resource allocation, and election responsibility and accountability. 130 pp. No. 005-902-00065-7. (Appendix. 328 pp. No. 005-902-00064-9).

Federal Efforts to Eradicate Employment Discrimination in State and Local Governments: An Assessment of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Employment Litigation Section. Evaluates the efforts of ELS in enforcing Title VII and the extent to which it is fulfilling its mandate as the lead federal office charged with eliminating employment discrimination in the public sector. 90 pp. No. 005-907-00595-2.

A Bridge to One America: The Civil Rights Performance of the Clinton Administration. Evaluates the effect the Clinton administration had on the nation’s progress in removing barriers to equal opportunity. 82 pp.

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination—Volume VII: The Mississippi Delta ReportAddresses three topics with respect to racial and ethnic tensions in the Delta: economic opportunity, educational opportunity, and voting rights.112 pp. No. 005-901-00073-1.

2000

Revisiting Who Is Guarding the Guardians? A Report on Police Practices and Civil Rights in America.  Explores how police practices have evolved since the Commission’s landmark 1981 report, Who Is Guarding the Guardians? 83 pp. No. 005-901-00074-0.

Sharing the Dream: Is the ADA Accommodating All? Focuses on the practical effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act, recent Supreme Court decisions and judicial trends in ADA enforcement, substance abuse and the ADA, and the act’s coverage of people with psychiatric and mental disabilities. 101 pp. No. 005-907-00594-4.

Overcoming the Past, Focusing on the Future: An Assessment of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Enforcement Efforts. Focuses on the extent of EEOC’s success in fulfilling its mandate as the lead agency charged with eradicating employment discrimination. 391 pp. No. 005-907-00593-6.

Police Practices and Civil Rights in New York City. Based on hearings held in New York City in May 1999. Examines police practices and their impact on civil rights in the community. 198 pp. No. 005-907-00592-8.

Equal Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination for Girls in Advanced Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education: Federal Enforcement of Title IX. Volume V of the Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series. Evaluates efforts of the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education to enforce Title IX as it relates to advanced mathematics, science, and technology education for girls. 159 pp. No. 005-901-00072-3.

1999

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination—Volume VI: The New York Report. Based on hearings in New York City. Covers immigrants and low-skill labor markets, minorities and women in the finance industry, effects of securities industry rules on minority and women securities professionals, and the role of community reinvestment. 247 pp. No. 005-901-00071-5.

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination—Volume V: The Los Angeles Report. Based on hearings in Los Angeles. Covers police-community relations, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and the federal role. 233 pp. No. 005-901-00070-7. 

The Health Care Challenge: Acknowledging Disparity, Confronting Discrimination, and Ensuring Equality, Volume I, The Role of Governmental and Private Health Care Programs and Initiatives. Examines health status of minorities and women and relevant governmental and private programs. 287 pp. No. 005-902-00062-2.

The Health Care Challenge: Acknowledging Disparity, Confronting Discrimination, and Ensuring Equality, Volume II, The Role of Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Efforts. Examines the enforcement of civil rights by the Department of Health and Human Services. 438 pp. No. 005-902-00063-1.

Equal Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination for Minority Students: Federal Enforcement of Title VI in Ability Grouping Practices. Volume IV of the Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series. Looks at compliance and enforcement efforts of the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education in ability grouping and tracking in the public schools. 149 pp. No. 005-907-00591-0. 

1998

Helping State and Local Governments Comply with the ADAAn Assessment of How the United States Department of Justice Is Enforcing Title II, Subpart A, of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 167 pp. No. 005-907-00590-1.

Helping Employers Comply with the ADAAn Assessment of How the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Is Enforcing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 312 pp. No. 005-906-00013-0.

1997

Equal Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination for Students with Disabilities: Federal Enforcement of Section 504. Volume II of the Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series, examining the enforcement in education of protections for students with disabilities. 408 pp. No. 005-901-00068-5.

Equal Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination for Students with Limited English Proficiency: Federal Enforcement of Title VI and Lau v. Nichols. Volume III of the Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series, examining the enforcement in education of protections for students whose English-language ability is limited. 232 pp. No. 005-901-00066-9.

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination—Vol. IV: The Miami Report. Report on a hearing held in Miami, Florida, in 1995, that looked at the impact of language policies on race relations in Florida, immigrant use of public benefits programs, and distinctions in refugee and asylum policies. 147 pp. No. 005-901-00067-7. 

1996

Federal Title VI Enforcement to Ensure Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs. A comprehensive evaluation and analysis of the U.S. Department of Justice’s performance in its leadership and coordination responsibilities for Title VI. Includes the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ analysis of the Title VI enforcement efforts of 10 federal agencies and 10 subagencies. 677 pp. No. 005-910-00024-2.

Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series: Volume I. An examination of the role of the U.S. Department of Education in enforcing the civil rights laws as they pertain to equal educational opportunity. 264 pp. No. 005-90-00588-0.

1995

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination—Vol. III: The Chicago Report. Based on a three-day hearing in Chicago, Illinois, on June 24–26, 1992. 177 pp. No. 005-901-00065-1.

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination—A National Perspective. Volume II of the racial and ethnic tensions series. Executive summary and transcript of a hearing held in Washington, DC, May 21–22, 1992. 1995. 204 pp. No. 005-901-00064-2.

1994

The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988: The Enforcement Report. Assesses the fair housing activities of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice. 1994. 249 pp. No. 005-901-00063-4.

1993

Enforcement of Equal Employment and Economic Opportunity Laws and Programs Relating to Federally Assisted Transportation Projects. Commission’s evaluation of selected aspects of civil rights enforcement by the Departments of Transportation and Labor. 1993. 15 pp.

1992

Prospects and Impact of Losing State and Local Agencies from the Federal Fair Housing System. Focuses on progress being made by state and local agencies to gain certification from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to process federal fair housing complaints and the consequences if many agencies fail to be certified. 88 pp. No. 005-901-00060-0.

1991

The Indian Civil Rights Act. The culmination of a study begun in 1986 which included hearings in five locations and information gathered through field interviews, staff research, oral and written correspondence, statements submitted by tribes, and responses to Commission requests for information. Reviews enactment of the Indian Civil Rights Act and initial enforcement, and then addresses its enforcement today. 100 pp. No. 005-908-00021-3.

1990

Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights on the Civil Rights Act of 1990. 97 pp. No. 005-901-0059-6.

1989

Medical Discrimination Against Children with Disabilities. Looks at the nature and extent of the practice of withholding medical treatment and nourishment from children born with disabilities. Among areas discussed are the role of quality of life judgments, economic considerations, infant care review committees, the relationship between parents and physicians, and enforcement of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984. 513 pp. No. 005-901-00058-8.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act: Assessing the Evaluation Process. Examines the reports by the General Accounting Office on the extent of discrimination and the burden on employers under the employer sanctions provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Concludes that the law has caused at least a pattern of discrimination. 46 pp.

1982

The Decline of Black Farming in America. Examines problems facing black farmers and the historical and current conditions that have contributed to the loss of black-operated farmland in the past and threaten the survival of black-owned farms in this country today. 1983. 196 pp. No. 005-901-00031-6.

1981

Who Is Guarding the Guardians? A Report on Police Practices. Based on a national consultation held in Washington, DC; hearings in Philadelphia and Houston; several State Advisory Committee reports and open meetings; and research during and after the hearings. 173 pp. No. 005-901-00029-4.

The Voting Rights Act: Unfulfilled Goals. An evaluation of the status of minority voting rights in jurisdictions covered by the original provisions of the 1965 act. 426 pp. No. 005-901-00028-6.

1980

The Tarnished Golden Door: Civil Rights Issues in Immigration. Examines the immigration law enforcement process and the civil rights problems encountered by American residents who are racially and culturally identifiable with a major immigrant group. Based on a Commission hearing in Washington, DC. 158 pp. No. 005-901-00025-1.

Extending Equal Employment Opportunity Law to Congress. Analyzes the constitutional issues that could arise if federal equal employment opportunity laws were extended to employees of the U.S. legislative branch. 37 pp. No. 005-901-00024-3.

1979

The Federal Fair Housing Enforcement Effort. Evaluates federal attempts to enforce nondiscrimination in housing from January 1975 through August 1978. 235 pp. No. 005-901-00020-1.

The Age Discrimination Study. A study of unreasonable discrimination on the basis of age in the administration of programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Based on hearings in Denver, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Part I: Summary, Findings, and Recommendations. 1977. 55 pp. No. 005-901-00018-9. Part II: Detailed Analysis and Methodology. 1979. 298 pp. No. 005-901-00019-7.

1978

Improving Hispanic Unemployment Data: The Department of Labor’s Continuing Obligation. Evaluates the adequacy of the Labor Department’s efforts to comply with provisions of Public Law 94-311 that mandate improvements in collection, analysis, and publication of unemployment data on Hispanics. 31 pp. No. 005-901-00016-2.

1976

Puerto Ricans in the Continental United States: An Uncertain Future. Examines the living conditions of Puerto Ricans, focusing on education, employment, and income, and analyzes the failure of federal programs to meet their needs. 170 pp. No. 005-901-00010-3.

1975

Twenty Years After Brown. Includes a history of the civil rights struggle and examines the extent of civil rights progress since 1954 in education, economic status, and housing. 187 pp. (First printed as four separate monographs in 1974 and 1975.) No. 005-901-00008-1.

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