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EOC - Idea of Progress - Can the Civil Rights Act be considered a progress?

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Transition : These black protests result in Civil Rights Act which was passed in 1965. Kennedy had initiated the process and Johnson completed it. The Civil Rights Act banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin everywhere. But today, has the situation evolved ?

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Part 3 : The situation today

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• Article “The exhausting task of being black in America” published on USA today’s website on Dec. 4 2014 by Arienne Thompson • “The fight for recognition continues”

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To finish, let’s talk about the situation today. In fact, we want to know if the white’s morality has changed. So as supports, we take the document “The fight for recognition continues” and the article “The exhausting task of being black in America” published on USA today’s website on Dec. 4 2014. In which we saw that even though a large majority of African Americans now have high school degree, almost 40% of households now belong to the middleclass and some famous them have important posts in politics and in the field of justice, like the election of Obama, the African Americans have had enough of being treated differently. In fact, among the uneducated population, there are still more African Americans than white men who serve time in prison and suffer from poverty and unemployment, there are mainly black people who are killed by policemen... So the African Americans are pessimistic because the country’s morality doesn’t change despite the achievements obtained after the civil rights Act.

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Conclusion : To conclude, cause of the situation from 1876 to 1965, many back protests occurred. These protests result to Civil Rights Act to stop the Jim Crow Laws and for Black people feel equal. So the Civil Rights Act can be considered a progress because it’s a law which allow African Americans to have the same rights as white people and Obama, a black man, is president of America, but the white people’s morality doesn’t change because many problems remain. To me, the white morality must change because black and white are just a skin color, they aren’t different as us.

There are sit-ins, kneel-ins in churches, read-ins in libraries, …

Civil Rights movement : it was a civil resistance, a social movement with nonviolent protest and civil disobedience whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights.

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