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date: 19 April 2024

Civil Rightslocked

Civil Rightslocked

  • William L. PollardWilliam L. PollardNational Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), New York

Summary

Civil rights are rooted in the English laws that tried to protect citizens from abuses by the state. As the United States matured as a democracy, so did its citizens. Since World War II, there has been a virtual explosion in the awareness of citizens to the diverse needs and rights of individuals that require protection. Citizen awareness and actions have truly moved the civil rights struggle beyond a focus on color. Greater attention is being paid to fundamental protection and expanded understanding of human rights and responsibilities.

Subjects

  • Ethics and Values
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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