The Civil Rights Acts of 1964: Discrimination Based On Race

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In “Long Walk to Freedom” an autobiography by Nelson Mandela, he writes that, No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite (622). Growing up as a child, I was taught never to judge a person based on his/her appearance or prejudice against someone. I was taught never to discriminate based on race or color but to love and respect everybody. I remember my mom constantly reminded me that I was special, smart and created equal just like any other person on earth. I guess she was preparing me for the future because I never knew the…show more content…
They explained what the Act entails and how it guarantees every citizen as well as Blacks (and other minority race) protection of the laws under the Fourth Amendment. They also explained how the Act was passed at the “House” and in Congress and they showed the role of the Attorney General to make this Act come to pass. They write, An act to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States of America to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes (29). Even though the homeless guy lives in the street and has no access to the media, he seems to know what is going on around him. He said, “they passed the Civil Right Act to make it look like er’thin is fine but e’m still discriminate.” He claims he has been looking for jobs for the last couple of years but no employer wants to hire him. The jobs have “Vacancy” or “Now Hiring” or “Help Needed” signs on the doors of the workplaces but whenever he applies, they call him for an interview. During the interview, when they realize he is black, they never call him back. I understood his logic and reasoning
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