Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action

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

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