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1 Civil Rights Chapter 5 Struggle for Equality • African Americans Brown vs. Board of Education (Topeka, KS 1954) – Black Civil Rights Movement (1963-) – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Struggle for Equality • Women – Legal and Political Gains – Job-Related Issues • Family leave • Comparable worth (gender pay equity) • Sexual harassment
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2 Struggle for Equality • Native Americans – Half live on reservations – Less likely to attend college • Hispanic Americans – Legal and political action: Cesar Estrada Chavez, (1927-1993) – Growing political power Struggle for Equality • Asian Americans – Over 12 million Asian Americans – Emphasize academic achievement Struggle for Equality • Other Groups – Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) – Age Discrimination Act (1975) – Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967)
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3 Equality Under the Law: Equal Protection • The Fourteenth Amendment – Forbids states from denying equal protection – Reasonable Basis Test
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLS 1301 taught by Professor Rugeley during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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