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Civil Rights Data Collection: Data Snapshot: School Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/crdc-discipline-snapshot.pdf

Reports on disparities in school suspensions by race/ethnicity and gender for students as young as preschool age.  Black students are suspended at a rate three times greater than white students and black students in preschool programs, though representing only 18% of enrollment, received 48% of multiple out-of-school suspensions.  From the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012, Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0912st.pdf

Provides estimates of nonfatal violent victimization against persons 12 or older with disabilities..  Includes types of disabilities and other characteristics of victims.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Social Security Administration Annual Statistical Supplement 2013

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2013/index.html

The major annual statistics compilation on social services programs including Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation and more. From the Social Security Administration

 

Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2012, Statistical Tables

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0412st.pdf

Provides statistics on 293,000 nonfatal violent and property hate crime victimizations in the U.S. in 2012.  Tables also show changes in the number and rate of hate crime occurrences since 2003. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

EEOC Releases FY 2013 Enforcement and Litigation Data

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/2-5-14.cfm

Press release detailing the number of discrimination charges filed with the federal government during 2013, the differing bases for charges of discrimination, and the number of cases resolved with data on monetary recovery.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

EEOC Charge Receipts by State and Basis for 2013

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/state_13.cfm

Provides statistics on the number of discrimination charges filed with the federal government by state during 2013 and the basis of the complaint which inspired the filing.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Social Security Disability Insurance, CBO’s Februrary 2014 Baseline

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/43888-2014-02-Disability_Insurance.pdf

Shows projections of numbers of recipients and federal government outlays for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program out to 2024.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Marriage/Family,Treaties,United Nations

http://mspbwatcharchive.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/20131031_the-united-nations-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-issues-in-the-u-s-ratification-debate.pdf

Discusses areas of debate over whether the U.S. should join 138 other countries in ratifying the UN CRPD treaty.  Areas of debate include alleged loss of U.S. sovereignty, parental rights, and the issue of abortion.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Merit Systems Protection Board

 

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