New York State Advisory Committee to
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights



M.D. (Lita) Taracido, Chairperson
New York
Ghazi Y. Khankan
Long Beach
Ellis Arnstein
Bronx
Gloria Lopez
Rochester
Frank Givens, Jr.
Elmira 
Donna Marianett
Rochester
Tamar P. Halpern
Buffalo 
Paul D.Q. Nguyen
New York 
Michael L. Hanley
Rochester
Setsuko M. Nishi
Tappan
Kimberly D. Hardy
New York
Juan Padilla
Rochester 
Joan B. Johnson
Islip
Norman A. Wagner
Central Islip 
Junius A. Kellogg* 
Riverdale
Cecile C. Weich
Bronx

* Deceased



Acknowledgments
The New York Advisory Committee wishes to thank the staff of the Commissionís Eastern Regional Office. The planning and holding of the factfinding meetings, report writing, and followup research were conducted by Fernando A. Serpa, Esq., with essential support services provided by Linda Raufu. Ki-Taek Chun, director of the Eastern Regional Office, provided essential editorial assistance during all report writing stages, as well as overall supervision of the project. Dawn Sweet provided editorial assistance and prepared the report for publication.

The Committee gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Michael Hanley and Gloria Lopez, who, as project subcommittee chairpersons, provided a leadership role in developing the project proposal and invaluable assistance in the first draft of the report.