Letter of Transmittal

            Wisconsin 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
Victoria Wilson

Les Jin, Staff Director

The Wisconsin Advisory Committee submits this report, Community Forum on Race Relations in Racine County, Wisconsin, as part of its responsibility to advise the Commission on civil rights issues within the state. The report was adopted by the Advisory Committee by a 70 vote, with one member abstaining.

This report contains information received by the Wisconsin Advisory Committee at a public fact-finding meeting held in Racine, Wisconsin, on September 21, 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,


Geraldine McFadden, Chairperson
Wisconsin Advisory Committee