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Civil Rights American National Government Loretta Campbell John Day Loretta Campbell 05/01/2011
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I choose the women, the constitution, and public policy category because I am a women and this particular subject would have affected me if I was born in the time frame when women were not equal to men. I have always been interested in women’s rights, and how men made sure that women were placed beneath them in the household as well as the workplace. Out of this category I choose the women in the workplace subcategory because I currently work in a competitive environment where women and men go for the same positions. The top executives at my job are split between women and men, one sex does not dominate. However, in the past men dominated the workplace and women either had roles under them or none at all. Women have come a long way from being house wife’s with no say so in the finances of the household to now being an equal bread winner. The family pattern father at work, mother at home is becoming a thing of the past. A public policy that supports civil rights is affirmative action which is the interest of women and minorities policies requiring special efforts in employment, promotion, or school admissions on behalf of disadvantages groups. The goal of affirmative action is to move beyond equal opportunity toward equal results. Affirmative action is the set of policies and initiatives designed to help eliminate past and present discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The thirteenth amendment to the constitution made slavery illegal and the fourteenth amendment guarantees equal protection under the law the fifteenth amendment forbids racial discrimination in access to voting (Sykes, Marquita 1995). I
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course POS 110 taught by Professor Britt,j during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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