Illinois Launches Official Investigation of Racial Disparities in Education and Other Facets of Life

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation creating the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African-American Community. The commission will conduct research on racial disparities in healthcare, employment, education, housing, and criminal justice. It will issue a report on its findings and make recommendations on how to eliminate the disparities by the end of 2013.

Staff and administrative support will be provided by the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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