Discussion 4 - voting procedures without federal approval...

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Discussion closes by midnight Wedenesday 6/15 Explain the goals of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Have these goals been realized? Civil rights are “all the rights of all Americans to equal protection under the law” (149). But, not all Americans had these basic civil rights. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 restricts discrimination in voter registration, in public places, in schools, and in the work place. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 had two conditions. These conditions were enforced because even though African Americans could vote there were still hindrances that made voting harder for them. One condition was to outlaws voter-registration tests based on race and the other was to make sure certain political subdivisions did not change their
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Unformatted text preview: voting procedures without federal approval. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed by President Johnson after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. The act outlawed discrimination in most housing and gave penalties and consequences to those who attempted to interfere with an individual’s civil rights. These goals have been realized but there is still some struggle for not only African Americans but also women in the work place. There is no longer the split between whites and blacks but there is still some problems when it comes to stereotypes and prejudice against African Americans. Americans still discriminate against color not only Africans but also other cultures residing in American such as Asians and Hispanics. It is not as bad at it used to be but when it comes to the work force employers still discriminate against minorities and women....
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