By Joseph Parker Witherspoon
The civil rights challenge of the mid-twentieth century was once one of many maximum demanding situations to the yank social textile because the Civil warfare. Riots in rankings of towns, and severe intergroup tensions and conflicts in hundreds of thousands extra, underlined the seriousness of the problem.
Administrative Implementation of Civil Rights examines the position, operation, and contribution of the machine ordinarily depended on by means of neighborhood and nation governments for facing intergroup problems—the human-
relations fee. First utilized in the early Nineteen Forties to accommodate discrimination opposed to blacks, this fee used to be later frequently charged with enforcing the civil rights of alternative minority teams and of girls, the aged, the handicapped, and the terrible. it's Joseph Parker Witherspoon’s thesis that the human-relations fee used to be now not used successfully, that an organization of this sort has nice strengths that almost all neighborhood and kingdom governments didn't make the most of, and that its weaknesses are vulnerable of treatment and has to be eradicated. He explains those weaknesses and develops proposals for correcting them.
Witherspoon examines the jobs of the neighborhood, kingdom, and federal governments in fixing this country’s complex and critical civil rights challenge and demonstrates software that conscientiously coordinates motion by means of the government with motion through neighborhood and nation governments might be made to paintings successfully. As part of this demonstration he proposes the enactment of a brand new kind of finished civil rights laws at neighborhood, country, and nationwide degrees, and offers a sequence of 4 version statutes—the Alpha version Acts—for effectuating his proposals. The strategy emphasised in those statutes drastically strengthens the position of the human-relations fee as a law-enforcement business enterprise and, specifically, focuses the operation of federal and country motion upon lifestyles within the person community.
The ebook concludes with a gaggle of appendices directory all nation and plenty of neighborhood commissions and organizations dealing with human-relations difficulties at the moment, and summarizing the kind of authority, the jurisdiction, the working price range, and the legislative foundation for every. This checklist might be of curiosity to these learning the heritage of civil rights and public coverage within the United States.
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