Civil Rights Fall 2009-1

Civil Rights Fall 2009-1 - Suspect Categories of...

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Civil Rights Reference: Ch. 5
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Define Civil Rights Freedom to government Right to equal protection Equal treatment by government Free from unreasonable discrimination
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14 th Amendment: Equal Protection Under the Law Section 1: States cannot make laws that abridge the privileges and immunities of US citizens States cannot deprive any person of: Life, liberty, and property without DUE PROCESS Equal protection under the law
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Discrimination Definition: treating people differently based on certain conditions (age, race, gender, religion, etc.) Different Types: Unreasonable Discrimination Reasonable Discrimination
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Unformatted text preview: Suspect Categories of Discrimination Government Action Regarding Racial Discrimination 13 th Amendment (1865) 14 th Amendment (1868) 15 th Amendment (1870) Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) 19th Amendment (1920) Native American Citizenship Act of 1924 Brown vs. Board of Education (1954, 1955) Civil Rights Act of 1964 Controversies Regarding Civil Rights De facto vs. de jure segregation Remediation for past discrimination Affirmative action, quotas, reverse discrimination Gender discrimination Racial profiling Sexual Orientation...
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