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.The manual gives examples showing that employers face liability for racial discrimination even if their policies or practices appear neutral. ... filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against employers.54 Between June 2005 and Sept. 2005 ... made Mendenhall, an African-American male, feel subjected to discrimination and to a hostile work environment. ... The Mueller Company eventually fired Mendenhall, and he filed a race discrimination complaint withanbsp;...

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


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