ABSTRACT

Intimidation and Violence: Racial and Religious Bigotry in America   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is concerned about acts of violence perpetrated against racial and religious minorities. The media bring recurring accounts of intimidating and violent activities, which include cross burnings; defacement, destruction, and desecration of religious property; infliction of personal injury; and, in some cases, the deaths of human beings. In this statement the Commission seeks not only to express its concern over the senseless and intimidating acts of violence motivated by racial and religious bigotry, but also to share its views of the nature and extent of the problem, to describe promising responses of public officials and community leaders to combat the problem, and to urge upon others a posture of condemnation against those who would violate the varied by enduring values of a pluralistic society."

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Date:
1983-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Thurgood Marshall Law Library: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/
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pdf
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