Letter of Transmittal

            Michigan Advisory Committee to
 
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Members of the Commission

Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson
Cruz Reynoso, Vice Chairperson
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Yvonne Y. Lee
Elsie M. Meeks
Russell G. Redenbaugh
Abigail Thernstrom
Victoria Wilson

Les Jin, Staff Director

The Michigan Advisory Committee submits this report, Civil Rights Issues Facing Arab Americans in Michigan, as part of its responsibility to advise the Commission on civil rights issues within the state. The report was unanimously adopted by the Advisory Committee by a 130 vote.

This report contains information received by the Michigan Advisory Committee at a community forum held in Dearborn, Michigan, on September 27, 1999. The Advisory Committee is indebted to the individuals who testified at the public meeting for their time and expertise and to the staff of the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, for the preparation of this report.

The Advisory Committee understands the Commission is charged to study and collect information relating to denials of the equal protection of the law, and trusts the Commission and the public will find the material in this report informative.

Respectfully,


Roland Hwang, Chairperson
Michigan Advisory Committee

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