African American Civil Rights in the Age of Obama

African American Civil Rights in the Age of Obama

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA: A HISTORY AND A HANDBOOK, by Prof. Harold McDougall of the Howard University School of Law is a look at some of the remaining trouble spots in black-white relations in the United States today, with the benefit of the Obama Administration's first year in office as a backdrop. The book begins with racial profiling, a topic particularly charged as a consequence of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' arrest in his own home, for disorderly conduct, by Cambridge, Massachusetts police. Other trouble spots include hate crimes, discrimination against consumers, employment discrimination, voting rights, housing discrimination and discrimination in public education.First, the manual defines race discrimination and specifies that Title VII prohibit racial discrimination in ancestry, physical ... The manual gives examples showing that employers face liability for racial discrimination even if their policies or practices appear neutral. ... Mendenhall brought these incidents to the attention of his supervisor, a white woman, but she ignored his complaints. ... Subsequently he received a right-tosue letter and filed suit in district court in 2001 , alleging 106.

Title:African American Civil Rights in the Age of Obama
Author:Harold McDougall - 2010-01


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