Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Civil Rights Act today ?

Could the Civil Rights Act pass today?

Mark Updegrove, historian and director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, joins Joy Reid to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and whether the same law would pass in today’s 113th Congress.

"This Civil Rights Act is a challenge to all of us to go to work in our communities and our states, in our homes and in our hearts, to eliminate the last vestiges of injustice in our beloved country."
- President Lyndon B. Johnson, July 2, 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted July 2, 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public


sparks said...

With the current GOP (Republican Party) .... I think it totally impossible

barbara said...

I agree, sadly, Sparks! The political system is a mess..........

sparks said...

I'm following Rolly and a few political sites less of Facebook before I get really depressed. Seemed like a good question to ask on the 4th though.

Felipe Zapata said...

Of course it would be passed today.

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