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HIGHLIGHTS

    

Peer-to-Peer Harassment and Bullying: Briefing Transcripts and Panelist Statements

The New Black Panther Investigation

CIVIL RIGHTS CLEARINGHOUSE

National Conference 2010


View policies and cases at Department of Justice, Department of Education, Department of Labor, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    

    COMMISSION BRIEFINGS/MEETINGS/HEARINGS

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, Business Meeting CANCELLED

December 3, 2010, Business Meeting

November 19, 2010, Business Meeting
TIME CHANGE

November 5, 2010, Business Meeting CANCELLED

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 via telephone

January 15, 2010, Business Meeting

December 16, 2009,
Business Meeting via Telephone

December 4, 2009, Business Meeting

 

Public Comments

    

    RECENT TESTIMONY

Testimony by Commissioners Yaki and Heriot on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009

Michael Yaki Testimony (PDF)

Michael Yaki Atttachment (PDF)

Gail Heriot Testimony (PDF)

Gail Heriot Attachment (PDF)

Testimony on Hate Crimes Bill

Gail Heriot Testimony (PDF)

    COMMISSION NEWS

Hawaii SAC releases report on disparities in criminal justice system (PDF) (Press Release)

Commission appoints Oklahoma SAC members (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

Kansas Civil Rights Committee to Hold Public Briefings on State Caucus Process, Enforcement of Employment Laws (PDF)

    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION  

The Commission and Affirmative Action

    SEPTEMBER 11 AFTERMATH

Tolerance, Civil Rights & Justice in Wake of September 11 Tragedies

     VOTING RIGHTS

The 2000 Vote and Election Reform

     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)

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 Chair Thernstrom to the Assistant Secretary of 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

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) (Funding Report)

Federal Procurement After Adarand (PDF)

 

RECENT BRIEFING REPORTS

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 REPORTS AND 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 January 31, 2006 Report to the Senate Appropriations Committee on USCCR Reforms (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)

March 11, 2011 (PDF)

February 11, 2011 (PDF)

February 11, 2011 (PDF)

January 28, 2011 (PDF)

December 3, 2010 (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 13, 2007 (PDF)

March 9, 2007 (PDF)

March 7, 2007 (PDF)

February 9, 2007 (PDF)

January 26, 2007 (PDF)

January 26, 2007 (Briefing) (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.

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