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Running head: THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 1
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
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THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 2
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was established in the United States to guarantee that
Americans are protected from any form of discrimination based on race, religion, culture, color,
national origin and sex. After the enactment of the act, it brought to an end the use of Jim Crow
Laws that were established in 1896. The Supreme Court of the United States had perpetuated that
separation based on races was constitutional. This was credited to the theory of “separate but
equal.” This was evident in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson. The Congress went ahead to
enact the act to ensure that segregation was abolished to certify that all the Americans
irrespective of their races, color, origin, religion and gender, enjoyed resources and fruits of the
country equally (Gold, 2011).
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is yet to achieve its main goal of eliminating discrimination
fully from the United States. Discrimination continues to flourish within the United States.
Fundamental institutions within the US promote discrimination. This is evident in the law
enforcing system through racial profiling and unpopular rulings made by court of laws. Despite,
the assertion that racial profiling is a tool used to fight terrorism, it is becoming apparent that
only a specific race and religion in American are targeted by the system. Another obvious case
has been the brutal and excessive use of force by police officers. This has been in terms of
handling and arresting minority groups such as Latinos (Gold, 2011). Discrimination is taking
roots in spite of the existence of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964. The continuation of
discrimination can only be eliminated if the Federal Government initiates programs to create
awareness of effects of discrimination and benefits of diversity.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Name Date Professor College The Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was established in the United States to guarantee that Americans are protected from any form of discrimination based on race, religion, culture, color, national origin and sex. After the enactment of the act, it brought to an end the use of Jim Crow Laws that were established in 1896. The Supreme Court of the United States had perpetuated that separation based on races was constitutional. This was credited to the theory of "separate but equal." This was evident in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson. The Congress went ahead to enact the act to ensure that segregation was abolished to certify that all the Americans irrespective of their races, color, origin, religion and gender, enjoyed resources and fruits of the country equally (Gold, 2011). The Civil Rights ...
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