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1. Disparity Studies as Evidence of Discrimination in Federal Contracting

2. Affirmative Action in American Law Schools

3. Minorities in Special Education

4. The Multiethnic Placement Act: Minorities in Foster Care and Adoption

5. Health Care Disparities

6. Encouraging Minority Students in Science Careers

7. English Only Policies and the Workplace

8. The Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Wages and Employment Opportunities of  Black Workers

9. Race-Neutral Enforcement of the Law? DOJ and the New Black Panther Party Litigation

10. School Discipline and Disparate Impact

11. Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the EEOC’s Conviction Records Policy

11a. Statement of Gail Heriot

12. Patient Dumping

13. Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Violation of Civil Rights

14. With Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities*

14a. Dissenting Statement of Gail Heriot

14b. Dissenting Statement of Peter Kirsanow

15. Peer to Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response

15a. Statement of Gail Heriot

16. Peaceful Co-Existence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties

16a. Statement of Gail Heriot

16b. Statement of Peter Kirsanow

16c. Rebuttal of Peter Kirsanow

17. Increasing Compliance with Section 7 of the NVRA

17a. Dissenting Statement of Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow

18. Environmental Justice: Examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s Compliance and Enforcement of Title VI and Executive Order 12,898

18a. Dissenting Statement of Gail Heriot

19. Public Education Funding Inequity in an Age of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation

19a. Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Peter Kirsanow

19b. Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot

20. Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color

20a. Statement of Gail Heriot

21. Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal Legislation To Address Workplace Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans

21a. Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot

*Due to an editing error by members of the Commission’s staff not affiliated with the New American Civil Rights Project, Commissioner Kirsanow’s dissent was not included in an earlier version of this report posted both here and at the Commission’s website, although it should have been. The above version of the report, which contains Commissioner Kirsanow’s dissent and fixes other less important editing errors, was posted to the New American Civil Rights Project on October 1, 2015.

Note: These reports are posted here because they are on topics of general interest to the New American Civil Rights Project. Some of these reports contain essays written by individuals affiliated with the New American Civil Rights Project in their capacity as individual members of the U.S.  Commission on Civil Rights. The reports also include work by members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Commission staff who are not affiliated with the New American Civil Rights Project. The members of the New American Civil Rights Project do not necessarily agree with all of the content contained in either the body of the reports or of Commissioner statements signed by other Commissioners.