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IIIII IIIII Less African Americans in schools than there were in 1970 - Diversity means many things - Decline of social reform movements - Population is changing – more international students in schools Civil Rights Act of 1965 - Voting Rights - 1964 Civil Rights Act passed because of marches, civil disobedience, protests - Lyndon Johnson said the democratic party would lose the south forever Busing issue quieted down when protests in the north got louder Affirmative Action – all federal government actions should try to give contracts to people who had been left out of the contract bidding - Idea and name comes from the New Deal – Wagner Act - Labor legislation - Government contacting should also have agencies that are more inclusive - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides for equal employment o Sex discrimination o When employment discrimination is found, the courts can order the use of affirmative measures (time tables, quotas,) Employer blatantly refuses to hire someone – illegal Griggs v. New Power - qualifications for work - Court determined that certain qualifications could not be ordered necessary for a job even if they were not o High school graduation needed for factory operation o Firm did this because the African American high school graduation rate was very
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 169 taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.

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