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A person’s civil rights are of the utmost importance. The “separate but equal” doctrine from the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case paved the way for Jim Crow laws that violated the rights of African-American citizens. Ensuing was a battle for civil rights that lasted for decades, and some suggest that battle is still being fought today.

 

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The ADA recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and is modeled after earlier landmark laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race and gender.

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1. According to the quote below by Cesar Chavez, what does he think about the leaders of our nation?                       

2. Based on the two sources above, can government successfully promote equality? Does equality mean the same as fairness?                          

3. What does each of these sources provided in this document reveal about the successfulness of the Civil Rights Movement?

 

PROMPT   The goal of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s was to end segregation and achieve equal rights for all citizens under United States law. With that goal in mind, has the Civil Rights Movement been successful in promoting and achieving equal rights for all groups of United States citizens?

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My friends, as we enter a new decade, it should be clear to all of us that there is an unfinished agenda, that we have miles to go before we reach the promised land.

The men who rule this country today never learned the lessons of Dr. King, they never learned that non-violence is the only way to peace and justice.

Our nation continues to wage war upon its neighbors, and upon itself.

The powers that be rule over a racist society, filled with hatred and ignorance.

Our nation continues to be segregated along racial and economic lines.

The powers that be make themselves richer by exploiting the poor. Our nation continues to allow children to go hungry,

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End Racial Profiling Acts were introduced into Congress in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009,134 but Congress failed to enact legislation to ban the practice.

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Currently, racial profiling is illegal in several states across the country. From 2004-2009, Congress attempted to pass the End Racial Profiling Act of 2001 (ERPA) which would make racial profiling a federal crime as opposed to a violation of state law.

 

Based on the above five sources, please answer the following questions:

1.      What issues of racism and discrimination are addressed in the sources provided in these documents?

2.      Based on your analysis of the visuals provided in these documents, determine how they show evidence of the main ideas presented in the text.              

3.      What do each of these sources reveal about the successfulness of the Civil Rights Movement?

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“As a society, we do not have to choose between keeping people safe and treating them right, between enforcing the law and upholding civil rights. We can do both.”

President Bill Clinton

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Federal officials are avidly seeking solutions to the issue of racial profiling. In 1999, President Clinton met with civil rights leaders and law enforcement organizations to address the issue of racial profiling.

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On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the government to integrating the segregated military.

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In 1942, 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent had their homes and other property confiscated, and were interned in camps until the end of World War II.

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The U.S. government claimed that the reason for this was for reasons of national security.

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American women’s labor force participation has risen from 32 percent in 1948 to nearly 60 percent today ( Chart 1 ). 1 The movement of women into the workplace has slowed and perhaps even ebbed in recent years, but the wavering appears concentrated among younger women, many of whom are probably in school preparing for better-paying jobs. More than three-quarters of women ages 25 to 54 — the prime working years — are in the labor force, holding a job or looking for one

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1.      Determine the author’s point of view in each of the sources provided above. What does this point of view say about bias?  

                       

2.     What kind of social presumptions are made in each of the sources in the first document AND how do they signify a woman’s social “place” based on the time frame of each source?                             

 

3.      What do the sources provided in this document say about the success of Civil Rights Movement?

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Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

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Women may be half of the workforce, but they have largely been concentrated in lower-paying service jobs like waitresses, retail workers and administrative assistants. However, they could be moving up.

Women are beginning to pour into management and professional occupations that require more education and offer higher pay and status. In fact, women are now dominating some of the jobs that used to belong to men, according to the Department of Labor's Women's Bureau. From finance and business operations to medical management, women now outnumber men in surprising fields.

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Background Information: A person’s civil rights are of the utmost importance. The “separate but equal” doctrine from the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case paved the way for Jim Crow laws that violated the rights of African-American citizens. Ensuing was a battle for civil rights that lasted for decades, and some suggest that battle is still being fought today.

 

PROMPT: The goal of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s was to end segregation and achieve equal rights for all citizens under United States law. With that goal in mind, has the Civil Rights Movement been successful in promoting and achieving equal rights for all groups of United States citizens?

 

 Think About:

o   How many different groups and subgroups of peoples are represented in the United States?

o   What defines equality and fair treatment?

o   Are all groups represented equally and/or fairly?

 

 

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