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Chapter 5 - Civil Rights: Lecture Outline Learning...

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Learning Objectives: Explore the legal, constitutional, and political evolution of civil rights Analyze how other groups have adopted civil rights strategies to obtain political and civil rights Explore contemporary debates about Affirmative Action How does the debate about affirmative action reflect the debate over American political values? Civil Rights: Lecture Outline
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Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties What’s the difference? Rights refer to the government’s obligation to take positive action to protect citizens from illegal action by governmental agencies, states, or private citizens. Liberties express the limitations of the government – limits on what the government can do and the way in which it is suppose to act Civil Rights do not come naturally – they are the result of struggle and conflict US – democratic society with vast inequalities, including our history of racial discrimination
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Constitutional Amendments, Congressional Action, and Supreme Court Rulings
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