Civil Rights Act of 1964
RJDT Task 1
Western Governors University
A. Constructive Discharge
In constructive discharge an employee resigns when they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination. The employee in this case was employed before the change in policy in shift work. Before the policy change, the production shifts were Monday to Friday. With the new policy the production team works a rotating shift schedule where at times the schedule rotates to work on Saturday and Sunday. The policy then discriminates against this employee because he is required to work on a religious holy day. The other issue at hand is that there are positions with the office staff that continue to work Monday to Friday. The production staff is being singled out to change their shift work when others still maintain the Monday to Friday schedule. This is intolerable to the employee since they do have the right to not be discriminated on basis of religion. Not everyone in the company has had their schedule changed and due to the change the employee left the company right after the change in policy. B. Title VII
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII provides guidance to the definition of discrimination. The Act provides protection for employees from unlawful employment practices. One of these is the discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. In this case the employee is being forced to work on their religious holy day. The other case here has to do with singling out a particular job class for change in shift policy. The production team is the only team to change their shift schedule to work on weekends while the office staff maintains their schedule of Monday to Friday employment. Here the employee is not only discriminated on religion but is also segregated by the job classification to change their shift schedule. C. Company Response
...Before the CivilRightsAct of 1964, segregation in the United States was commonly practiced in many of the Southern and Border States. This segregation while supposed to be separate but equal, was hardly that. Blacks in the South were discriminated against repeatedly while laws did nothing to protect their individual rights. The CivilRightsAct of 1964 ridded the nation of this legal segregation and cleared a path towards equality and integration. The passage of this Act, while forever altering the relationship between blacks and whites, remains as one of history's greatest political battles.
Racial unrest by the summer of 1963 was at its height since the Civil War. President Kennedy picked up the situation at the close of the Eisenhower years at a time when tensions were rapidly increasing. By the summer of 1963, however, after a series of violent demonstrations in the South, particularly in Birmingham, Alabama, President Kennedy pushed for a very strong civilrights bill in Congress. The first of its kind since the Civil War, this bill drastically called for the end of all segregation in all public places. In the eyes of the civilrights movement leaders, this bill was long over due.
Kennedy's crusade began slowly to the dismay of many...
...When the Government Stood Up For CivilRights "All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We've only been patient, but how much more patience can we have?" Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before the historic CivilRightsAct of 1964 would be signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries has built the nation of America, literally, with blood, sweat, and passive acceptance. She speaks for black Americans who have been second class citizens in their own home too long. She speaks for the race that would be patient no longer that would be accepting no more. Mrs. Hamer speaks for the African Americans who stood up in the 1950's and refused to sit down. They were the people who led the greatest movement in modern American history - the civilrights movement. It was a movement that would be more than a fragment of history, it was a movement that would become a measure of our lives (Shipler 12). When Martin Luther King Jr. stirred up the conscience of a nation, he gave voice to a long lain dormant morality in America, a voice that the government could no longer ignore. The government finally answered on July 2nd with the CivilRights...
...This essay will cover points on the main events of the CivilRights movement from 1954-65, and the impact that was made through them.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955-56
On the 13 November 1956 the Supreme Court outlawed segregation on Montgomery buses in the Browder v. Gale case. There had been successful mass boycott of buses by all Black citizens of Montgomery who were fuelled with intent to fight oppression and a determined onward pursuit for desegregation. In order for the Boycott to make an impact, Black people chose to walk to work or travel by taxi or private car pools, no matter what age or state of physical health. My feets is tired but my soul is rested'. Throughout the Boycott the NAACP constantly challenged the courts on the terms of complete desegregation, which eventually reached the Supreme Court. The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 381 days, and paved the way for further civilright actions.
Impact/effect on the CivilRights movement
- Paved the way for Martin Luther King to invoke his message and thoughts to the Black people and to become one of the most prominent leaders in the CivilRights movement.
- Ordinary Black citizens now new that they themselves could make a difference.
- Depiction of how non-violent protest could accomplish desegregation.
- The SCLC was an organisation created through the Boycott to continue the battle for...
...of something without relative facts.
Gender, age, race, and disabilities fuel people’s judgments (“Understanding
Prejudice”). Of Mice and Men is filled with good examples of discrimination in America
during the 1920’s. Lennie, Crooks, and Curley’s wife are the major examples.
Not many people have heard of ableism. It is the discrimination against people
with disabilities (“disabled feminists”). Lennie Small suffers from this. He has social
prejudice for being disabled. Without George, Lennie has a hard time socially interacting
with others. He often gets left behind at the bunk house and left out of the card games the
other men play. His poor memory, his stutters, and his likes for soft things show his
disability. He acts like an innocent child (“Shmoop”). People don’t always understand his
disability. Especially in the 1920’s when this story took place. “If he finds out what a
crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job,” (“Of Mice and Men”). People with
disabilities did not get jobs very offend back then. The only person who seemed to
understand Lennie was George. Some people couldn’t accept their friendship (“Shmoop”).
Racism is a more population form of discrimination. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks
is a victim of racial bias. Crooks is left out of most of the activities the other men take
part in. He doesn’t get invited to go out to town with the men and never is asked to join in
their card games. Crooks isn’t even...
...Who Is It?
Throughout the CivilRights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. played a crucial role in organizing many nonviolent events such as the March on Washington and Selma to Montgomery March. These events eventually influenced the Congress to pass both the CivilRightsAct of 1964 and the Voting RightsAct of 1965. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. also led to dramatic impacts on later laws. Martin Luther King Jr. is the main reason why the 1960s US CivilRights Movement succeeded, as he fought against de jure segregation and led to the changing of laws; however, this is justified only to a great extent, for he contributed little to social activism.
Martin Luther King Jr. successfully influenced many government reforms through the act of nonviolence during the CivilRights Movement. He was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, a nonprofit organization aiming to redeem "the soul of America" through nonviolent resistance. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led a nonviolent campaign aimed at Birmingham, Alabama, which was known as the one of the most segregated city in the United States during that time. During this campaign, Martin Luther King Jr. advocated nonviolence in "Letter From a Birmingham Jail". Later on, the SCLC decided to use...
...The mass movement for racial equality in the United States known as the civilrights movement started in the late 1950s. Through nonviolent protest actions, it broke through the pattern of racial segregation, the practice in the South through which black Americans were not allowed to use the same schools, churches, restaurants, buses, and other facilities as white Americans. The movement also achieved the passage of landmark equal-rights laws in the mid-1960s intended to end discrimination against people because of their race. This article provides an overview of some of the main events of the civilrights movement. To read about the movement in greater depth in its historical context, see Black Americans.
When the United States first became a country, the majority of the blacks who lived there were slaves; they were not considered citizens and so were not granted the basic rights of citizens in the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified in 1788. This was changed several decades later with three amendments to the Constitution: the 13th Amendment (1865) abolished slavery, the 14th (1868) granted citizenship to former slaves, and the 15th (1870) gave blacks the same voting rights as whites (in other words, the men could vote but the women could not). In the South, however, new laws were passed to effectively prevent blacks from voting and to reinforce segregation practices...
...CIVILRIGHTS MOVEMENT OF 1964
The CivilRights movement results from the African American CivilRights movement completely transformed the lives of African
Americans and helped to integrate public schools, places and help
them get their natural rights back. From the earliest of time, white
people enslaved and frowned upon African Americans. In the
southern states, African Americans were not allowed to even
associate with whites. This is what we call segregation. African
Americans were not allowed to use public restrooms, schools,
nursing homes, water fountains, busses, trains, parks and beaches,
movie theaters, concert halls, and restraunts that whites used. Many
places would post signs that would say that African Americans were
not allowed to come in or use whatever they were trying to use. . Of
course, African Americans were so frowned upon by white people
that they were called worse names and never referred to “African
Americans” instead, “Negroes or Niggers”. Since the discrimination of
African Americans was so bad, it was hard for any of them to get a
job, go to school, or to have any citizenship whatsoever. The
southern states were by far the worst for African Americans, in other
states beside the southern, African Americans had legal rights. Even
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Assignment 4 Personnel Rights,Diversity,Sexual Harassment, and Affirmative Action |
Evaluate and critique the role of public personnel administration in protecting employee rights.
The role of public personnel administration protecting employee rights is to rightfully be protected by the first,fourth,fifth, and fourteenth amendments. These laws protect the employee’s rights as they are in their workplace but the laws protect them only as they are conducting their assignments within their workplace. Employees no longer have to place themselves under scrutiny or compromise in order to keep their employment. The laws of the amendment protect the employee if they are asked are within a conflict of interest subjecting them to something outside of their work assignment. The only limitations that public employees have are being involved in political activities such as being organization members and candidates. The employees may participate but only in such fashion that it does not distract the work place and are expected to remain in a neutral stand point on behalf of their public service position (Nigro, P.242).
Identify and explain four (4) challenges in promoting diversity in the public sector.
Some challenges within the public sector when trying to promote...