No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite (622).
Growing up as a child, I was taught never to judge a person based on his/her appearance or prejudice against someone. I was taught never to discriminate based on race or color but to love and respect everybody. I remember my mom constantly reminded me that I was special, smart and created equal just like any other person on earth. I guess she was preparing me for the future because I never knew the purpose and psychological impact of her words until I started high school.
During my history class in high school, we were taught how Blacks were taken away from their home (Africa) as slaves in a strange land just like how an eagle snatches its preys (away from their mothers). We were also taught how we (Blacks) are underprivileged in enormous ways compared to Whites. Anytime I come home feeling “less human” compared to other race based on what I read in history books, my mom will inspire me by saying, “be grateful and appreciate who you are because no matter the situation you find yourself, you have some privileges others do not have.”
I successfully graduated from high school with a feather in my cap and I gained admission to North Dakota State University. I live off campus and across the street of my apartment, there is a homeless guy who always come to sit under a street light pole to beg for money and food. Anytime I pass by him, I remember the words of my mum (“be grateful and appreciat...
... middle of paper ...
...e citizens are doing less to champion that campaign. Is it because some of us are not affected by any form of dicrimination? Or is it because we are the beneficiaries anytime someone is a victim of discrimination? Whether we are the victim or the beneficiary to discrimination, it is our duty to protect and abide by the constitution of the land and therefore, we should all respect the Civil Rights Acts of 1964.
Keating, Peter. "Documents Revealed Bigoted Comments, but NBA gave Sterling Repeated Passes." 01 May 2014. Web. 02 May 2014.
Mandela, Nelson. "Long Walk to Freedom." Randburg: Macdonaldo Purnell, 1995. Journal.
Rodriguez, Daniel B and Barry R Weingast. "The Positive Political Theory of Legislative History: New Perspectives on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Its Interpretation." Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2003. Book.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- In response to the history of discrimination in the United States, and principle of equality upon which the nation is established, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was intended to aid the treatment to all people regardless of their "race, shading, religion, sex, or national inception." (National Archives and Record Administration) Governmental policy such as affirmative action regarding minorities in society is a standout amongst the most divisive issues in American culture today. Under the law, Affirmative action is an issue that can separate distinctive racial and ethnic categories.... [tags: Affirmative action, Discrimination]
711 words (2 pages)
- In November 1963, JFK was assassinated and Lyndon Johnson was sworn into Presidency. He was the 36th President of the United States of America. When Lyndon Johnson took office, he was absolutely determined to measure up to President Kennedy. His main and most immediate priorities were to reduce taxes and guarantee civil rights. I think what Johnson is most praised for is the fact that he succeeded in gaining passage of the Civil Rights Bill in 1964 that JFK promised to sign into law. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination based on race and gender in employment and ending segregation in all public facilities in America.... [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, United States]
845 words (2.4 pages)
- The United States has distinguished itself as the ultimate melting pot. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed any discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in all public forums, representing our country’s complete embrace of a multicultural society. Today, the U.S. is experiencing a major shift in demographics, as the Census Bureau forecasts ethnic minorities will outnumber Caucasians by the year 2042. This trend has observably manifested in the business world, as the number of minority-owned businesses in recent years has expanded twofold, increasing by 45.6% to 5.8 million.... [tags: Accountant, Accountancy, Business, Bookkeeping]
1136 words (3.2 pages)
- Racial discrimination is defined as discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race. Although discrimination based on color, race, and national origin was outlawed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is still a pressing issue in the US today. There have been countless events in the news throughout just the past year that are real life examples of this matter. One area in specific that we still see racial and ethnic discrimination is in housing. While a majority of people in the US believes that this issue is no longer as bad as it used to be that is not the case.... [tags: White people, Racism, Race, Black people]
934 words (2.7 pages)
- Civil right laws provide numerous examples on which individuals are protected by law. This paper provides simple examples of civil and criminal protection laws, by briefly describing a few civil right laws and the ways these laws may be utilized to improve or understand citizen rights. First, the student describes the sexual harassment law, which is explained in a simple manner but is violated none the less. Second, the student explains defamation, intimidation, discrimination and at-will employment.... [tags: Law, Employment, Civil and political rights]
807 words (2.3 pages)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against employment discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” (Moran, 2014, p. 164). This helps ensure fair treatment to all workers. To ensure the safety of all workers, Title VII also protects against harassment, which includes quid pro quo harassment, hostile environment harassment, religious harassment, and racial harassment. Quid Pro Quo Harassment Quid pro quo sexual harassment, also known as vicarious liability, is employment or employment benefits are given by a supervisor in exchange for unwanted sexual favors.... [tags: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]
1206 words (3.4 pages)
- Discrimination in the Workplace In today’s age it can be difficult for many to imagine a world in which applicants were denied employment for factors such as their gender, race, religion or national origin. We have grown accustomed to living in a country that provides legislative protection in the case of discrimination in and outside the workforce. Yet, this was not always the case. It has been a mere 52 years since the illegalization of “discrimination in education, employment, public accommodations and the receipt of federal funds on the basis on race, color, gender, national origin and religion.”(BL pg.98) This new set of legislation is known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964.... [tags: Discrimination, African American, Racism, Race]
1244 words (3.6 pages)
- The discriminatory practices under these laws also include, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, or age, retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices, employment decisions based on stereotypes. (“Federal Antidiscrimination laws,” 2016) The federal laws on discrimination Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits employme... [tags: Employment, Discrimination, Law, Abuse]
2347 words (6.7 pages)
- The BFOQ Name of Student Institution affiliation The BFOQ Title VII under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted on July 2nd, 1964 as a mitigation strategy to prohibit any form of discrimination on grounds of a person’s religion, sex, color, race or their national origin. The law was originally meant to solve the problem of discrimination witnessed during voter registration. It was also expected to solve discrimination present at workplaces and schools where there was widespread racial discrimination.... [tags: Southwest Airlines, Airline, Flight attendant, Law]
782 words (2.2 pages)
- The relevant law in this scenario as it pertains to Issue B is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the most relevant section of this statute is §703(a)(1). As previously mentioned, this section of the law lays out several personal characteristics that are protected from discrimination in employment practices and procedures. These procedures could include but are not limited to promotions, transfers, hires, fires, raises, demotions and et cetera. The aforementioned protected classes include race, ethnicity/national origin, sex and religion.... [tags: Discrimination, Racism, Racial segregation]
1862 words (5.3 pages)