CQ Researcher is the choice of librarians, researchers, and students seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the most vital issues shaping our world. Each weekly report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a single topic. Written by CQ Press's staff of experienced reporters, these reports provide up-to-date information on a wide range of social, economic, political, environmental, and international issues.
Annotated Contents Preface Contributors 1. Affirmative Action: Is It Time to End Racial Preferences? - Peter Katel 2. Human Trafficking and Slavery: Are the World's Nations Doing Enough to Stamp It Out? - David Masci 3. Immigration Debate: Can Politicians Find a Way to Curb Illegal Immigration? - Alan Greenblatt 4. Racial Diversity in Public Schools: Has the Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Integration? - Kenneth Jost 5. Reparations Movement: Should Payments Be Made for Historical Wrongs? - David Masci 6. American Indians: Are They Making Meaningful Progress at Last? - Peter Katel 7. America's Border Fence: Will It Stem the Flow of Illegal Immigrants? - Reed Karaim 8. China in Africa: Is China Gaining Control of Africa's Resources? - Karen Foerstel 9. Anti-Semitism in Europe: Are Israel's Policies Spurring a New Wave of Hate Crimes? - Sarah Glazer 10. Anti-Americanism: Is Anger at the U.S. Growing? - Samuel Loewenberg 11. Crisis in Darfur: Is There Any Hope for Peace? - Karen Foerstel 12. The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver the Change He Promises? - Kenneth Jost and the CQ Researcher Staff 13. Middle-Class Squeeze: Is More Government Aid Needed? - Thomas J. Billitteri 14. Women's Rights: Are Violence and Discrimination Against Women Declining? - Karen Foerstel 15. Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will Voters Bar Marriage for Same-Sex Couples? - Kenneth Jost