Class 8_Review Part I_Short_092909

Class 8_Review Part I_Short_092909 - Political Science 1101...

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Political Science 1101 American Government: Practices and Values Class 8: Civil Rights (Cont.) and Review Part I
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From Last Class Civil liberties: “Incorporation of the Bill of Rights” through the due process clause of the 14 th Amendment. Privacy and the right to an abortion. Like the rest of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights as a living document. Civil rights: Equal protection clause of the 14 th Amendment. The civil rights struggle of African Americans. Yet to discuss : the universalization of civil rights. Yet to discuss : civil rights and affirmative action.
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The Rights Revolution: The Universalization of Civil Rights Women and gender discrimination: Title VII protection. Equal Rights Amendment (failed in 1982). Employment and educational discrimination, sexual harassment. Disability: Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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The Rights Revolution (Cont.): The Universalization of Civil Rights Gays and lesbians: President Clinton: “don’t ask, don’t tell” and gays in the military. Romer v. Evans (1996). The elderly: Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Other ethnic groups: Native Americans. Latinos. Asians. Immigrants, etc.
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Affirmative action: Compensatory action to remedy the current effects of past discrimination. What does equality mean? Clash of core American principles: equality vs. individualism. UC Regents v. Bakke (1978): Race can be used for social diversity, not as quota. Gradual rollback? Adarand Constructors v. Peña (1995). Gratz v. Bollinger
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