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Unformatted text preview: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Office of Civil Rights Evaluation Redefining Rights in America The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 20012004 Draft Report for Commissioners Review September 2004 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress in 1957. It is directed to: Investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices. Study and collect information relating to discrimination or a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. Appraise federal laws and policies with respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. Serve as a national clearinghouse for information in respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. Submit reports, findings, and recommendations to the President and Congress. Issue public service announcements to discourage discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws. Members of the Commission Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson Cruz Reynoso, Vice Chairperson Jennifer C. Braceras Christopher Edley, Jr. Peter N. Kirsanow Elsie M. Meeks Russell G. Redenbaugh Abigail Thernstrom Les Jin, Staff Director U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 624 Ninth Street, NW Washington, DC 20425 (202) 376-8128 voice (202) 376-8116 TTY www.usccr.gov This report is available on disk in ASCII and WordPerfect 5.1 for persons with visual impairments. Please call (202) 376-8110. Redefining Rights in America The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 20012004 Staff Draft September 2004 iii Acknowledgements This report was prepared by the Office of Civil Rights Evaluation, Terri A. Dickerson, director. Mireille L. Zieseniss, civil rights analyst, served as project director. Principal writing and research were performed by Manuel Alba, social science analyst, and Mireille L. Zieseniss. Monique Dennis-Elmore,* civil rights analyst, prepared an initial draft of the environmental justice and language accessibility sections; Latrice Foshee, civil rights analyst, prepared a draft of hate crimes and racial profiling; and Sock-Foon MacDougall, social scientist, drafted and finalized the housing discussion. The following interns also contributed to this report: Diego Chojkier, Washington University; Pierre Jasmine, Western Connecticut State University; and Adam Stella, Brown University....
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