] Some highlights of the report include:
] * Voting Rights: The Bush administration did not
] provide leadership to ensure timely passage and swift
] implementation of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of
] 2002. As a result, Congress did not appropriate funds for
] election reform until almost two years into the
] * Equal Educational Opportunity: The No Child Left
] Behind Act (NCLB) does not sufficiently address unequal
] education, a major barrier to closing the achievement gap
] between minority and white students.
] * Affirmative Action: Instead of promoting
] affirmative action in federal contracting and education,
] the administration promotes "race neutral alternatives,"
] in many instances not applicable and in others not overly
] effective at maintaining diversity.
] * Environmental Justice: EPA has taken few actions to
] ensure disparate impact of minority communities to
] environmental contamination.
] * Racial Profiling: The administration responded to
] the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by instituting
] regulations that facilitate profiling rather than prevent
] it. Immigrants and visitors from Arab and Middle Eastern
] countries were subjected to increased scrutiny, including
] interviews, registration, and in some cases removal.