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  Civil Rights Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first President's Committee on Civil Rights was established in 1957 by the United States President Dwight Eisenhower to investigate race relations.
It was a part of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
It was a response to growing race attacks on the African American community (which was fighting for the right to vote in the South), and also because of condemnation from the Soviets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_Rights_Commission   (153 words)

 OnPolitics (washingtonpost.com)
Instead, the Commission found that the governor and the secretary of state, in particular, chose to simply ignore the mounting evidence that many counties were experiencing rising voter registration rates in communities with out-dated voting technology.
The Commission's hearings spotlighted and this report highlights the harsh reality that despite the closeness of the election, it was widespread voter disenfranchisement and not the dead-heat contest that was the extraordinary feature of the Florida election.
The Commission found no clear guidelines from the governor, the secretary of state or the director of the Division of Elections to their subordinates to employ list maintenance strategies that would protect eligible voters, particularly historically disenfranchised populations, from being wrongfully removed from the voting registration rolls.
washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/onpolitics/transcripts/ccrdraft060401.htm   (2209 words)

 Civil rights - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places.
Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class.
The existence of civil rights and liberties are recognized internationally by numerous agreements and declarations.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/civil_rights.html   (794 words)

 Retire the civil rights commission - PittsburghLIVE.com
One is that someday Democrats will again control the executive branch and may again stock the commission with extremists -- Berry celebrated Communist China's educational system in 1977, when she was assistant secretary of education; she made unsubstantiated charges of vast "disenfranchisement" of Florida voters in 2000 -- from the wilder shores of racial politics.
The second reason for terminating the commission is that civil rights rhetoric has become a crashing bore and, worse, a cause of confusion: Almost everything designated a "civil rights" problem isn't.
Reynolds rightly says that the core function of the civil rights laws, which required "a lot of heavy lifting by the federal government," was to dismantle a caste system maintained by law.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/opinion/columnists/will/s_311649.html   (652 words)

 CongressLink - A Resource for Teachers Providing Information About the U.S. Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I. The right to vote in a free American election is the most powerful and precious right in the world -- and it must not be denied on the ground of race or color.
Yet the Civil Rights Commission, and the cases brought by the Department of Justice, have compiled one discouraging example after another of obstacles placed in the path of Negroes seeking to register to vote at the same time that other applicants experience no difficulty whatsoever.
The Commission on Civil Rights, established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, has been in operation for more than five years and is scheduled to expire on November 30, 1963.
www.congresslink.org /civil/cr1.html   (4844 words)

 Memogate: Standoff at the Civil Rights Commission
The Commission was scheduled to meet and, as readers of this website and Robert Novak’s column know, set to discuss Commissioner Peter Kirsanow’s request that staff monitor investigations of attempts to fix a more recent civil rights case.
Neither discussion was likely to feature Berry in a favorable light, although, after years of controversy at the Commission, Berry has demonstrated time and again that her reputation, and that of the Commission, are secondary to the survival of her fiefdom.
The Commission didn’t meet on May 17 because a number of Commissioners were between 10 and 15 minutes late, and Berry gaveled the proceedings into adjournment before they ever really started for lack of a quorum.
www.cfif.org /htdocs/legislative_issues/federal_issues/hot_issues_in_congress/confirmation_watch/democrat_memogate_standoff.htm   (522 words)

 US Civil Rights Commission report: Florida officials disenfranchised thousands of voters
The US Commission on Civil Rights has concluded that Florida's Republican officials were responsible for “widespread disenfranchisement and denial of voting rights” during last November's presidential election.
The commission found that in an election in 1998 election supervisors were alerted to verify exclusion lists and provide opportunities for persons to vote by affidavit ballot when they made a credible challenge to his or her removal from the registration rolls.
The civil rights commission's report is based on three days of hearings earlier this year, more than 30 hours of testimony from over 100 witnesses—including Jeb Bush, Katherine Harris and Clayton Roberts—and a systematic review of 118,000 pages of documents.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/jun2001/ccr-j08.shtml   (1652 words)

 Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Established in 1975, the Civil Rights Commission implements the City's Civil Rights policies through public information, education, mediation, conciliation and enforcement as stated in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.
The primary objective of the Commission is to promote and protect the civil rights of the citizens of Minneapolis.
A primary function of Commissioners is to serve on administrative hearing panels to decide discrimination cases investigated by the Department of Civil Rights.
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us /citywork/civil-rights/history.html   (500 words)

 Encyclopedia: Civil Rights Commission
The Civil Rights Act of 1957, primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted in the United States since Reconstruction.
Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right.
Lynching is violence, usually murder, conceived by its perpetrators as extra-legal execution, or used as a terrorist method of enforcing social domination.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Civil-Rights-Commission   (553 words)

 Feminist Daily News 10/14/2004: Civil Rights Commission Releases Negative Evaluation of Bush Administration
The Commission examined areas of continued disparities for minority groups such as housing, employment, voting, and education, reporting an overall negative assessment of the Bush Administration’s efforts.
The report, entitled “Redefining Rights in America—The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 2001-2004”, cited the administration’s resistance in making civil rights a priority, in eradicating entrenched discrimination, in protecting the rights of the disadvantaged, and in promoting minority access to Federal Programs as evidence of their assessment.
The report, a blow to the Bush Administration’s perceived commitment to civil rights, will not be considered by the commissioners until after the election, but will in the meantime remain accessible to the public.
www.feminist.org /news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=8687   (555 words)

 Ohio Civil Rights Commission
In small places, close to home —so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world.
Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity, without discrimination.
Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.
crc.ohio.gov   (88 words)

 March 9, 2001 Status Report On Probe Of Election Practices in Florida. U. S. Commission On Civil Rights (USCCR). ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Commission’s probe proceeds under the statutory duty and authority of the Commission to investigate allegations in writing under oath or affirmation relating to deprivations … of the right of citizens of the United States to vote or have votes counted” (PL 103-419).
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, was aimed at subtle, as well as obvious, state regulations and practices that had the effect of denying citizens their right to vote because of their race.
Perhaps the most invidious barriers to the right to vote were the seemingly neutral restrictions developed by states that had debilitating and devastating results on fl voter registration.
members.fortunecity.com /multi19/civil.htm   (4023 words)

 US Commission on Civil Rights charges "voter disenfranchisement... at heart" of Bush victory in Florida
The commission presented facts that lead inexorably to the conclusion that the state administration, headed by President Bush's brother, Governor Jeb Bush, made decisions on and before election day all but assuring that a high percentage of likely Democratic voters would either be blocked from voting, or prevented from having their votes counted.
The commission found that prior to election day key state officials anticipated, on the basis of voter registration figures, that there would be an increase in voter turnout, but failed to ensure that precincts in all communities received adequate resources to cope with the greater influx of voters.
The commission notes that many African-Americans were unable to cast their ballots because they were assigned to polling sites that had insufficient manpower or other resources to confirm the eligibility status of all those seeking to vote.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/mar2001/vote-m10.shtml   (1402 words)

 CNN.com - Civil rights commission approves report assailing Florida vote - June 8, 2001
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved Friday a controversial investigative report that found the 2000 presidential race in Florida was marred by "injustice, ineptitude and inefficiency" that disenfranchised minority voters.
The commission's report found that voter disenfranchisement was "widespread" and that state and county officials, including Bush and Secretary of State Katherine Harris, "failed to fulfill their duties in a manner that would prevent this disenfranchisement."
While noting that this change should help reduce the rate of spoiled ballots, the commission's report said "these enhancements will not, standing alone, eliminate the racial disparity in ballot rejection rates." It called on the state to conduct a formal study to find out why fl voters have a higher rejection rate.
archives.cnn.com /2001/ALLPOLITICS/06/08/florida.vote   (588 words)

 Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights (CCCR) - Welcome
The Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights is a bipartisan organization established in 1982 to monitor the civil rights policies and practices of the federal government.
Its work is grounded in the belief that the civil rights agenda benefits the entire country, not just particular interest groups.
For the nation to remain strong, we must continue to struggle together to fight bias and invidious discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity in education, employment, and housing, to promote political and economic empowerment and to guarantee equal treatment in the administration of justice.
www.cccr.org   (457 words)

 New Campaign Issue: Hiding Bush's Civil Rights Record
The report noted the president's funding for civil rights enforcement -- far less than that of previous administrations -- as an example of his failure to consider the issue a priority.
On Oct. 8, the commission is expected to debate the draft report, and insiders say its more conservative members are likely to move to strike, change or dump altogether the guts of the report.
The commission report says the appointments point to the problem with Bush and civil rights: He doesn't know what the term means.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/archive/2004/10/05/eguillermo.DTL   (1149 words)

 Civil Rights Commission - AnyLawyer.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights studies, analyzes, and reports on civil rights issues in the United States as well as implementation of civil rights laws and regulations in federal agencies.
Police Practices and Civil Rights in New York City Affirmative Action in Higher Education Briefing of April 15-16, 1999 Briefing of February 12, 1999 The Crisis of the Young African American Male in the...
The Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights is committed to the revitalization of a progressive civil rights agenda at the national level.
www.anylawyer.info /civil-rights-commission.htm   (516 words)

 Civil Rights Act 1964
The Commission shall afford any person defamed, degraded, or incriminated by such evidence or testimony an opportunity to appear and be heard in executive session, with a reasonable number of additional witnesses requested by him, before deciding to use such evidence or testimony.
The holding of hearings by the Commission, or the appointment of a subcommittee to hold hearings pursuant to this subparagraph, must be approved by a majority of the Commission, or by a majority of the members present at a meeting at which at least a quorum of four members is present.
If the Commission or the court, as the case may be, finds that the application of the regulation or order to the employer, employment agency, or labor organization in question would impose an undue hardship, the Commission or the court, as the case may be, may grant appropriate relief.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/laws/majorlaw/civilr19.htm   (6221 words)

 Commission Statement on the Use of Native American Images and Nicknames as Sports Symbols
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls for an end to the use of Native American images and team names by non-Native schools.
However, the Commission believes that the use of Native American images and nicknames in schools is insensitive and should be avoided.
Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s many overtly derogatory symbols and images offensive to African-Americans have been eliminated.
www.aics.org /mascot/civilrights.html   (785 words)

 civilrights.org -- 'Icons' Resign from Civil Rights Commission
Reynoso is "one of the leading Latino civil rights leaders of his generation, having devoted his energy throughout his distinguished career to the tireless pursuit of social justice - work that resulted, among countless other honors, in his being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian award," Henderson stated.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is made up of eight commissioners, with four appointed by the President and four by Congress.
It investigates civil rights complaints, which it refers to the appropriate federal, state, or local government agency or private organization for action.
www.civilrights.org /issues/enforcement/details.cfm?id=26840   (350 words)

 CNN -The Civil Rights Movement
Three civil rights workers disappear in Mississippi after being stopped for speeding; found buried six weeks later.
The history of the civil rights movement in the United States actually begins with the early efforts of the fledgling democracy.
Civil rights leaders mark 40th anniversary of bus boycott
www.cnn.com /EVENTS/1997/mlk/links.html   (965 words)

 A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi on June 12, 1963.
Three civil rights workers, James Chaney (fl) and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner (both white) were killed on a trip through Philadelphia, Mississippi, August 4, 1964.
The civil rights struggle in the United States today : an address delivered at the houseof the Association [of the Bar of the City of NewYork] on Wednesday, April 21, 1965 / Martin Luther King, Jr.
www.liu.edu /cwis/cwp/library/mlking.htm   (5709 words)

Laws giving husbands exclusive rights to control aspects of the marriage still exist in States such as Oklahoma, where a statute provides that the husband is the head of the household, that he may select any reasonable place of residence and the style of living, and that the wife must conform to his wishes.
For example, laws that give the husband alone the right to recover damages from a third party who negligently injures his spouse, or for the wrongful death or injury of their child, would be extended under the ERA to give the same right to the wife.
Even where the husband is the "sole provider," the court reasoned that the State's equal rights amendment requires recognition of the contribution of the homemaker wife and concluded that, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, it must be presumed that the property is held jointly.
www.gate.net /~liz/suffrage/eracom.htm   (11027 words)

 Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights (CCCR) - Pursuing Justice
The Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights has developed the Pursuing Justice project and this web site to evaluate the performance of the Civil Rights Division under the leadership of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Assistant Attorney General Ralph Boyd.
One civil rights group has argued that many of the new immigration provisions adopted by the Bush Administration require repeal or substantial refinement.
For individual civil rights problems, please contact the United States Commission on Civil Rights at 1-800-552-6843.
www.cccr.org /justice/index.cfm   (365 words)

 Commission, civil service commission, louisiana real estate commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales.
The US Commission on Civil Rights studies, analyzes, and reports on civil rights issues in the United States as well as implementation of civil rights laws...
Commission chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,...
www.internetserviceinfo.com /commission.html   (1315 words)

 USATODAY.com - Civil Rights Commission says Florida election unfair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A draft of the commission report concluded that minority voters were unjustly penalized by the way the 2000 presidential election was conducted in the state.
A draft of the report, which is expected to be formally released at a commission meeting Friday, criticizes the governor and Secretary of State Katherine Harris, saying they did not make sure election procedures — including the types of voting machines and ballots used — did not discriminate against certain voters.
The advisory commission has no enforcement authority and the Los Angeles Times, one of the papers that got an advance report, noted in its account that the Florida Legislature has already passed laws addressing a number of the commission's complaints.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2001-06-05-election.htm   (610 words)

 Indiana Civil Rights Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Civil Rights Heroes Honored The Indiana Civil Rights Commission recently honored the passing of Rosa Parks and Dr. Arthur Fletcher with a visual display outside of its offices.
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosted the Indiana Black Expo/ Governor's Reception on July 12, 2005.
Fair Housing Training Video - Produced by Indiana Civil Rights Commission, this video has received the 2003 Communicator Award- Award of Distinction and was a finalist in the 2004 Telly Awards.
www.in.gov /icrc   (340 words)

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