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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

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What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and why it is so significant?

What is the state of race relations in the United States prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the political environment that led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

What is the purpose of this law?
What groups does it protect?
What groups does it not protect?
What is the U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy vs. Ferguson about? Is the rule established in the Plessy case still the rule today?

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a law passed in effort to stop racial discrimination against minorities. The two most important parts of the act were Title II and Title VII which provided federal administrative and legal remedies against people or organizations that violated these laws, including public accommodations and employment.

I am discussing Title II here even though you did not ask for it because it closely relates to Title VII. Title II ensures that racial minorities will have full access to all public facilities including the use of bathrooms, restaurants, schools, the front of busses, public swimming pools, etc. without ...

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