Tag: Civil Rights Act

United States Civil Rights Act of 1964

Congress passed the most significant legislation affecting equal rights in 1964. The Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate against a person because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. This law essentially gave minorities equal access to education, employment, and other opportunities. In addition, the Civil Rights Act made [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

The 20th century has seen a drastic increase in the number of women in the workforce. This influx of women into the workforce helps explain an increase of sexual harassment in the workplace. In 2002, there were 14,396 charges of sexual harassment filed with the appropriate state and federal authorities. This is a 37% increase [...]

September 26, 2011 More

Affirmative Action

Even with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the fight for equality and against discriminatory practice has continued. Although the Act is the nation’s strongest civil rights law, minority groups still lack basic equal opportunities. Affirmative action is a proactive policy used to provide equal opportunities for groups such as women, blacks, [...]

July 28, 2011 More