By Laughlin McDonald
Utilizing a question-and-answer structure, this publication makes transparent tips on how to reap the benefits of the legislation designed to safe the rights of racial minorities. person chapters clarify the federal civil legislation and techniques preserving the rights of racial minorities in vote casting, employment, schooling, housing, public lodgings, federally assisted courses, and jury choice and trials. suitable legal statutes and using race-conscious treatments are lined as well.The preliminary foundation for the rights of racial minorities used to be supplied via 3 constitutional amendments followed following the Civil warfare in the course of the interval of Reconstruction: the 13th modification, which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude; the Fourteenth modification, which prohibits states from denying to any one "equal safety of the laws"; and the 15th modification, which prohibits denial or abridgment of the perfect to vote.Each of the Reconstruction amendments approved Congress to implement the amendments "by applicable legislation." Congress has performed so again and again. crucial of the Reconstruction legislation have been the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Civil Rights Act of 1871, and the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which used to be declared unconstitutional in 1883. in keeping with the Civil Rights circulate of the Sixties, Congress enacted and amended a couple of glossy civil rights acts together with the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the balloting Rights Act of 1965, amended in 1970, 1975, and 1982; and the reasonable Housing Act of 1968 to make sure equality and get rid of the ongoing results of prior discrimination collected over greater than centuries. The problem to the country continues to be to deliver fact to the declared precept that "all people are created equal."
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Of course, he or she will not be able to rely exclusively on the handbook to provide you with adequate representation. But if your attorney hasn't had a great deal of experience in the specific area, the handbook can provide helpful suggestions on how to proceed. Norman Dorsen, General Editor Stokes Professor of Law New York University School of Law The principal purpose of this handbook, as well as others in this series, is to inform individuals of their legal rights. The authors from time to time suggest what the law should be, but their personal views are not necessarily those of the ACLU.
2000e-4 and § 2000e-5. 73. C. § 2000e-5 and § 2000e-6. 74. C. § 2000e-5. 75. C. § 2000e-5. See McDonnell-Douglas Corp. v. S. 792, 798 (1973); Love v. S. 522, 523 (1972). 76. C. § 2000e-5(g). Backpay is awardable not only to the individuals bringing a lawsuit but to all minorities discriminated against. Albemarle Paper Co. v. S. 405 (1975). 77. C. § 2000e-5(k). Prevailing plaintiffs are awarded fees as a matter of course whereas prevailing defendants may recover fees only if the lawsuit was frivolous.
Title : author : publisher : isbn10 | asin : print isbn13 : ebook isbn13 : language : subject publication date : lcc : ddc : subject : Page i Laughlin McDonald is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Virginia Law School. He had been director of the Southern Regional Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1972. He has represented minorities in numerous discrimination cases, testified frequently before Congress, and has written extensively for scholarly and popular on constitutional and civil liberties issues.
The rights of racial minorities: the basic ACLU guide to racial minority rights by Laughlin McDonald