A 14-member panel created by Gov. McKernan to reduce discrimination in Maine has
A 14-member panel created by Gov. McKernan to reduce discrimination in Maine has released a preliminary report calling for more funding to investigate and prosecute hate crimes. The report also calls for the establishment of a Cabinet-level office to promote diversity and a gay-rights amendment to the Maine Human Rights Act. The 1990 federal census shows that Maine is 98.4 percent white, and that 17,000 Mainers are people of color. During the 12-month period ending June 1993, 226 civil rights complaints were reported, with 39 percent of those involving African American victims and 25 percent involving homosexuals. Details.
Discrimination, Hate crimes, Pluralism (Social sciences)
"A 14-member panel created by Gov. McKernan to reduce discrimination in Maine has" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 15072.
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