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    Segregation, Discrimination and Civil Rights

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    How popular is their struggle for civil rights? Are the struggles for civil rights for various groups in the past were any more popular?

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    Hi,

    Good questions! let's take a closer at each of the three questions posted through discussion and example.

    1. What groups are the subject of segregation and discrimination today?

    The Civil Rights Act prohibits segregation and discrimination of certain groups, but there is sill a carry over for certain groups of people, although it seems to be improving over time e.g., race, sex, etc. In fact, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241, July 2, 1964) was a landmark legislation in the United States that outlawed segregation in the U.S. schools and public places. First conceived to help African Americans, the bill was amended prior to passage to protect women in courts, and explicitly included white people for the first time. It also started the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964).

    The continued need for these groups of the Civil Rights (and others) to be 'still' identified today as protected groups under EEO legislation suggests there is still discrimination. Although there is no open segregation as it outlawed by law, there is still a historical carry-over effect of discrimination as evidenced in the need for certain groups to still be considered 'protected groups' (employment and Education Laws) in dealing with discrimination, such as those protected under equal opportunity legislature e.g. Age Discrimination (see http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/agedisc.htm) Disability (http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/disabilitydisc.htm), Ethnic/National Origin, Color, Race, Religion, Sex ...

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    Discussion of the groups of people who are still subject of segregation and discrimination, and if their struggle for civil rights are as popular as for groups in the past.

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