February 10, 1997 |
Describing the Clinton administration's civil rights record as positive in tone but lacking real accomplishments, a minority-rights watchdog group will issue a report today urging the White House to develop a more aggressive plan to combat racial discrimination during President Clinton's second term.
April 18, 1991 |
Although President Bush has made more progress on the road to racial equality than his predecessor, many of his policies have contributed to an increase in racial tensions and conflicts, the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights charged Wednesday. The bipartisan panel of 14 former government officials commended Bush for working to enforce voting rights and fair housing laws. But it said that the Administration needs to improve its record in other areas.
January 18, 1989 |
Citing what it called a "complete breakdown" of civil rights enforcement under the Reagan Administration, a group of former government civil rights officials Tuesday urged President-elect Bush to create a Cabinet-level task force to examine discrimination in housing, employment and education.
September 9, 1996 |
Arthur Flemming, an aide to every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan who was known for his thoughtful approaches to welfare, Medicare, integration and other key social issues of his age, has died of congestive heart failure. He was 91. Flemming was a Republican who worked for Democrats and Republicans. His true commitment was to the causes he believed in--helping to make the American dream come alive for all citizens, regardless of their race, religion or national origin.
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July 4, 2010 |
William L. Taylor didn't necessarily look the part of a leading civil rights advocate, a matter he addressed in his memoir under the heading "A White Guy Like Me," as in: "What leads a white guy like me to spend his life working on behalf of black people?" Growing up Jewish in Brooklyn while the Holocaust raged in Europe helped shape his future, he wrote. Another early lesson in civil rights came from following the "career and courage" of Jackie Robinson as he broke major league baseball's color line in 1947.
September 27, 1999 |
None of the Great Society ambitions has been frustrated more bitterly than the dream of narrowing the education gap between poor children and kids who go home to more comfortable beds. Since 1965, Washington has poured more than $120 billion into that effort through Title I, a massive program that pays for extra instruction for low-income students. Nearly half of all American schools, and one-quarter of all students, receive services (such as tutoring and remedial instruction) under Title I.