The Civil Rights Of The United States Essay

1191 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Equality is the state of being equal, which means everyone in a society has the same rights and opportunities. Groups of people, such as African Americans and women, have been fighting for equality for millennial years. Currently, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people are fighting for equal treatment. The obstacles faced by a person, or group of people, can determine how their life will turn out. Like any group of people, the Latinos have faced issues in the past, currently facing issues, and will face issues in the future. Equality is essential to have in such a diverse world.
Everyone faces obstacles throughout their life, past and present, or will face them in the future. The Latinos lacked equal opportunities when it came to education, employment, and voting rights. According to Brigid Harrison, Jean Harris, and Michelle Deardorff, although the Mexican Americans became citizens of the United States, their civil rights still were not protected. Latin Americans received a separate education. In 1945, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) challenged school segregation in California (Harrison et al., 2011, p. 176). During the 1946-47 school year, a nine year old female, Sylvia Mendez, was turned away from a public school in California because it was for whites only. Furious, Mendez’s father, along with other Latinos, pursued a case. In federal court, the 14th Amendment was utilized, and California was the first state to desegregate public schools…

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