A Comparison of Civil Rights in the 1960’s and the Obama Administration

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A Comparison of Civil Rights in the 1960’s and the Obama Administration
Introduction
Civil Rights in America has historically been one of the defining issues of American culture as both a representation of American freedom, as depicted in the U.S. Constitution, and an example of the democratic values that the United States are supposed to represent to the rest of the world. However, equal rights continues to be a challenge up until this day, with only the special interest groups wanting equal rights being different, not the issues at hand. This paper will examine issues of civil rights in the present time and compare the current issues to a time period with tremendous civil rights unrest, the era of the 1960’s. The New York Times will be...
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