Civil rights laws enforcement


Policymakers should protect and enforce the fundamental right of all people to be free from discrimination. They should enact and enforce civil rights statutes. They should eliminate practices that target specific groups for discrimination and exploitation. Policymakers should collect and analyze data on discriminatory practices to identify problems and assist in developing effective remedies. 

Government agencies and entities should comply with all applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws. State governments should waive their sovereign immunity to suits for damages under these laws. Doing so would ensure that state government employees are protected to the same degree as other employees. 

Policymakers should enact and enforce policies and programs that seek to redress past and current discrimination. They should ensure equal opportunity for all. 

Government agencies should conduct outreach to bilingual communities to educate and inform them about how to obtain enforcement of their civil rights. 

When filling civil rights positions, the government should hire only people who are committed to vigorous enforcement and meaningful implementation of civil rights laws. 

Congress and state legislatures should be vigilant in monitoring the administration of civil rights laws, consistent with their broad remedial purposes. They should amend civil rights laws as needed to restore essential protections that may have been weakened by the courts.