Tuesday, September 11, 2018
This month the US Human Rights Commission issued its report Contemporary Civil Rights Challenges: A View From The States. The report results from a survey of the 50 states' local civil rights advisory committees.
The top civil rights concerns revealed by the survey are race/color, administration of justice and voting rights. Other concerns are education, criminal justice, freedom of expression and civil rights enforcement.
Some of the specific concerns raised include voter suppression, Native American rights, the tension between religious liberty and non-discrimination laws, LGBT rights, cost of education and many others. The report also addresses geographic differences and national trends.