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Presentation. Common Rights:Definition: Policies intended to secure individuals against discretionary or unfair treatment by government authorities or individuals.Racial DiscriminationGender DiscriminationDiscrimination taking into account age, handicap, sexual introduction and different components. Two Centuries of Struggle.

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Social liberties and Public Policy Chapter 5

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Introduction Civil Rights: Definition: Policies intended to ensure individuals against subjective or biased treatment by government authorities or people. Racial Discrimination Gender Discrimination in view of age, incapacity, sexual introduction and different elements

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Two Centuries of Struggle Conceptions of Equality Equal open door Equal outcomes Early American Views of Equality The Constitution and Inequality 14 th Amendment: "… square with insurance of the laws."

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Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy The Era of Slavery Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) The Civil War The Thirteenth Amendment The Era of Reconstruction and Resegregation Jim Crow laws Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

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Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy The Era of Civil Rights Brown v. Leading group of Education (1954) Court requested joining and transporting of understudies Civil Rights Act of 1964 Made racial segregation unlawful in numerous territories Created EEOC Strengthened voting right enactment

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Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy Getting and Using the Right To Vote Suffrage: The legitimate appropriate to vote. Fifteenth Amendment: Extended suffrage to African Americans Poll Taxes: Small assessments used to pay for decisions on the off chance that you paid them, you could vote. White Primary: Only whites were permitted to vote in the gathering (Democratic) primaries.

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Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy Getting and Using the Right To Vote Smith v. Allwright (1944): finished white primaries. Twenty-fourth Amendment: Eliminated survey charges for government decisions. Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections (1966)- no survey assesses by any means. Voting Rights Act of 1965: Helped end formal and casual boundaries to voting.

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Race, the Constitution, and Public Policy Other Minority Groups Native Americans Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978) Hispanic Americans Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Asian Americans Korematsu v. Joined States (1944)

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Women, the Constitution, and Public Policy The Battle for the Vote Nineteenth Amendment: Extended suffrage to ladies in 1920. The "Doldrums": 1920-1960 Laws were intended to secure ladies, and shield men from rivalry with ladies. The Second Feminist Wave Reed v. Reed (1971)

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Women, the Constitution, and Public Policy The Second Feminist Wave, proceeded with… Craig v. Boren (1976) Draft is not prejudicial Women in the Workplace Wage Discrimination and Comparable Worth Women in the Military Sexual Harassment

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Newly Active Groups Under the Civil Rights Umbrella Civil Rights and the Graying of America Are the Young a Disadvantaged Group, Too? Social liberties and People With Disabilities Gay and Lesbian Rights

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Affirmative Action Definition: A strategy intended to give uncommon regard for or compensatory treatment of individuals from some beforehand hindered gather. A move towards equivalent outcomes? Officials of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) Adarand Constructors v. Pena (1995)

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Understanding Civil Rights and Public Policy Civil Rights and Democracy Equality favors lion's share run the show. Suffrage gave many gatherings political power. Social equality and the Scope of Government Civil rights laws increment the span of government. Social equality secure people.

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Internet Resources Landmark Equal security cases Civil Right Division-DOJ ADA at DOJ NAACP