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Civil Rights Movements, Minority Groups, Counter Culture

How did the minority groups struggle for civil rights begin in the 1950's? I need a event from this time do you think was most responsible for bringing public attention to the American Civil Rights Movement? Explain why you selected this event.How is society today would make the public reaction similar or different?

Describe the social structure and lifestyles of the 1960s Counterculture. How did the Vietnam War influence the Counterculture? Do you think there is a counterculture today?

Elaborating on information related to the 1960s Counterculture and about where we see sub-cultural reactions to today's social, economic, and political issues.

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Hereis your solution. It is concise and directly answers your inquiries. However, I added a timeline to help you expand details for the Civil Rights Movement post 1950's. Print this out and use it as your guide. Do not forget to use the references when creating a bibliography for an essay. Attached is the wordversion of the solution. I also urge you to print this as your gude. I have cited books and readings to expand the ideas I have indicated. I advise you to gain access to these books for additional details that you can use for discussion. Your professor will appreciate the extra effort. Good luck! If you have inquiries, just send me a message.

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Civil Rights & Minority Groups

Before we can look at the struggles of minority groups towards the exercise of their Civil Rights from the 1950's on, we need to define what civil rights is. Civil Rights are the rights & powers of an individual that he can exercise under the jurisdiction of Civil Law. You have to distinguish Civil Rights from human or natural rights as Civil Rights are those that are given by a country towards its citizens as well as subjects who are bound within its territories. Human/Natural rights of an individual are those he/she is born with, therefore inalienable. Many have argued that civil & human rights are of the same nature from political, philosophical & religious points of view. British Philosopher John Locke has heavily influenced the founding fathers during the creation of the American Nation with his views on the nature of human & civil rights especially that relating to one's right to life, property & liberty. Now let's look at Minority Groups. Minority means the 'smaller' grouping, that collection of people which is not considered of major cultural, political & social impact upon a nation. From a political & social point of view, in the US today one may consider the Hispanics, the Asians as well as certain American Indian Nations as minorities. Sociologically speaking, numbers do not necessarily direct a group to be termed as a minority. Sociologists refer to minority groups as disadvantaged, of less power than the rest to enforce and live out their lives in equal basis with the rest of the populace due to their cultural, political & social situations. They are also referred to as subordinate groups & in socio-economics by determination they view elements of ethnicity, disability & gender as well as economic capacity to determine minority.

Now, Civil Rights are guaranteed by law of the country that bestows them and can be argued in its' courtrooms. An example of this is the Right to Privacy which is implied in several cases and had been exercised by people who enforce their right to do so. As I see it, you are asking for assistance in determining civil rights event from the 50's onwards that has shone a light towards understanding Civil Rights and the right of the American Minority to exercise it which also determined the social move to a more equal, more stable society. I will do you one better, I have attached a timeline for you listing all the key movements. One of the key ideas brought about in the 1950's was the idea of Anti-discrimination. In the US to choose someone, say as an employer would, by virtue of race/ethnicity alone is discriminatory termed legally as Racial Discrimination. To discriminate against people by ...

Solution Summary

The first part of this Solution looks at the Civil Rights movement of the 50's at the struggles of the minority groups involved in the movement. It looks at events that brought about public attention to the struggle of the minority groups & attached is a timeline that showcases the chronological events within the Civil Rights movement.

The second part of this solution looks at counterculture & how it comes about from a social scientific perspective. It also expands the discussion by looking at modern America & the counter culture brewing within from social political & economic stimuli.

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