Aug. 04 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights publishes the Civil Rights Journal to stimulate discussion about vital policy issues. The current issue of the Journal features articles on a wide range of civil rights topics, from racial profiling and corporate diversity to voting rights and racial identification.
Racial Profiling of Arabs and Muslims Since 9/11 -- University of Toledo Law Professor David Harris cautions against the reliance on race or ethnicity in the fight against terrorism. Harris explains how the flawed law enforcement tactic actually makes us less safe while it erodes the constitutional foundation of our country.
Best Practices for Managing Diversity in Corporate America – Provides a comprehensive review of best practices for managing diversity. Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court's support for affirmative action, the article offers specific advice to executives looking to maximize the benefits of diversity in the workplace.
Felon Reinfranchisement and Black Voting Power -- Sentencing Project Assistant Director Marc Mauer calls for the restoration of voting rights to felons who have completed their prison terms. The essay presaged the recent agreement to restore voting rights to felons in Florida, and draws attention to the 12 remaining states that disenfranchise felons for life after a conviction.
Asian Americans and the Perpetual Foreigner Syndrome – Howard University Law Professor Frank Wu discusses the dangers of viewing Asian Americans as outsiders, particularly during times of war.
Full text of the Journal is available online at www.usccr.gov/pubs/crj/wint2002/wint02.pdf
Hard copies are available by calling 202/376-8128 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with monitoring federal civil rights enforcement. Members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights include Chairperson Mary Frances Berry, Vice Chairperson Cruz Reynoso and Commissioners Jennifer C. Braceras, Christopher Edley Jr., Peter N. Kirsanow, Elsie M. Meeks, Russell G. Redenbaugh, and Abigail Thernstrom. Les Jin is Staff Director.