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  • 1. Civil Rights and Affirmative Action
  • 2. Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
    • Allowed the Fed to enforce these policies on private businesses, not just states
  • 3. Voting Rights Laws of the 60s
    • Banned poll taxes and literacy tests
    • Federal government could monitor elections and registration
  • 4. Affirmative Action
    • Requires opportunities for members of historically underrepresented groups in business and public institutions.
    • Reverse discrimination- Discrimination against the majority group.
  • 5.
    • Quota- A fixed percentage (ex: reserving 12 out 100 spots for minorities).
      • Found unconstitutional in 1978
      • Race, etc. can be taken into account, but other factors must be considered when hiring, promoting, or accepting an applicant.
  • 6.
    • What are some pros and cons of Affirmative Action?