Civil rights legislation

Civil rights legislation - Civilrightslegislation

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Civil rights legislation The  Civil Rights Act of 1964,  which survived several challenges in the courts, prohibited  employment discrimination by private businesses connected with interstate commerce, authorized  the attorney general to begin school desegregation lawsuits if complaints were filed, and cut off  federal funding for any program that practiced discrimination. The 1965  Voting Rights Act  eliminated literacy tests and, thus, significantly increased the number of African Americans and other  minorities who could vote. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex  was banned in all forms of housing through the  Civil Rights Act of 1968.  This act has not had as  great an impact as other legislation because the ability to buy or rent housing is so directly  connected to income level. The civil rights laws of the 1960s have been repeatedly expanded by 
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