Civil Rights in America Essay by Mark

Civil Rights in America
An examination of civil right measures in the United States.
# 3484 | 1,130 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US

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A look at the civil rights in the United States over the course of the 20th century and the extent to which balance of power between racial and ethnic groups is equal to that of the white minority. The author argues that white Americans are still today the recipients of social advantages. A look at various cases of unjust treatment.

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"A number of important court decisions have helped to change the balance of power between different ethnic and racial groups in the United States. These decisions have collected forced white Americans to share the privileges and power that they have taken for granted as a birthright with those of other races. However, despite the many legal and political gains made over the course of the 20th century, white Americans are all too often still the recipients of unfair social, political and economic advantage and fail either to understand the experiences of minority Americans or to wish to create a society in which a more equal share of power can be achieved. '

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