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The Plight of Homeless Americans

The Plight of Homeless Americans

The Congressional Record, January 25, 1984 Hon. Jerry M. Paterson of California. Mr. Speaker.  I wish today to express my deep concerns for the many Americans who each night must seek shelter in cars, under bridges and in public parks because they cannot locate an emergency shelter or … click here to read more

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Fear, Bigotry Color Perception of Immigrants

Fear, Bigotry Color Perception of Immigrants

The Register, Jan 20, 1984 Opinion piece by Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director of OC Human Relations Commission. All responsible studies come to the same conclusion: undocumented residents pay all the same taxes and collect on very few of the services that their tax dollars support… click here to read the rest of the article.

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Plans Made to Reduce Tensions of Killing

Plans Made to Reduce Tensions of Killing

LA Times, Mar 19, 1983 Citing a “volatile” public reaction to the fatal shooting two weeks ago of a five-year old boy by a Stanton police officer, the Orange County Human Relations Commission on Friday unveiled plans to ease potential tensions between Stanton Police and community members… click here to read the rest of the story.

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OC Putting More Emphasis on ‘Human Relations Matters’

OC Putting More Emphasis on 'Human Relations Matters'

Orange County Register, March 10, 1974 Unlike past years, county administrators are putting more emphasis on “human relations” matters.  Two years ago, when the human relations commission was formed, county supervisors were reluctant to give it a permanent status and a budget for more than one employee.  Click here to read the rest of the article.

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Human Relations Units – Can They Do The Job?

Human Relations Units - Can They Do The Job?

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 20, 1970 The old man stood up proudly to relish a rare moment in his life.  He was telling city hall off.  His complaints detailed a Santa Ana city government devoid of compassion for the fate of low income families that have been or are being displaced by city street widening and similar public projects.  

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