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Title: Civil Rights Issues Facing Asian Americans in the 1990s
Author(s): K Chun; N Zalokar
Corporate Author: US Cmssn on Civil Rights
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 238
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report investigates and heightens public awareness of the broad range of serious civil rights issues that face Asian Americans today and offers recommendations to enhance civil rights protections for this group.
Abstract: The evidence compiled by this investigation reveals that Asian Americans still face widespread prejudice, discrimination, and denials of equal opportunity. Many Asian Americans, particularly immigrants, are deprived of equal access to public services including police protection, education, health care, and the judicial system. Several factors contribute to the civil rights problems of Asian Americans. They are the victims of stereotypes, and immigrants particularly face significant cultural and linguistic barriers that prevent them from receiving equal access to public services and from participating fully in the American political process. Asian Americans also lack political representation and the ability to use the political process effectively. More than 40 recommendations prescribe action that must be taken in various areas to ensure progress in the advancement of the civil rights of Asian Americans. Recommendations encompass specific legislative, programmatic, and administrative efforts that the Federal, State, and local governments must undertake. Appended supplementary material
Main Term(s): Asian Americans; Racial discrimination
Index Term(s): Access to courts; Education; Equal opportunity employment; Hate Crimes
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