The United States And The Civil Rights Act Essay example

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The United States has a long history with racial injustices and inequality, the United States has come a long way since this time, but although we have come a long way, there are still many injustices that many African American’s and other minorities still face today. Women are still fighting for equality in the work place and minorities, specifically Africans Americans are still fighting for equal rights and justice against police brutality and the injustices in the criminal justice system. The declaration of independence states “we hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, but how can people be created equal if they’re not given the same rights and opportunity from the beginning? We have seen time and time again that even with the passing of laws, such as the emancipation proclamation and the civil rights act, Americans today still face inequality and injustices despite the saying that all men are created equal.
We have seen time and time again that even with the passing of laws, such as the emancipation proclamation and the civil rights act, African Americans and minorities today, still face inequality and injustices despite the saying that all men are created equal. The emancipation proclamation was issued on January 1 1863. The emancipation proclamation declared that all persons held as slaves within…

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