Basic Rights and Equalities: Without Regard to Disability


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Essay #: 054483
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In decades past those suffering with any type of disability were typically seen as non-human. Not only were they subjected to mistreatment, but discrimination as well. In the late 1960’s and with the budding of the Civil Rights movement, many began searching for those same equalities for the disabled that were afforded to others in the 1960’s. Because the Civil Rights Act did not specify individuals with disabilities, it took many advocates, pieces of legislation and years before remedy could be seen. Through much hard work and dedication, the Rehabilitative Act was added to the Civil Rights Act, years later and specifically addressed individuals with disabilities. Today the world has been changed and equal access as well as the...
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.....unities, chances and dreams that were set forth in the United States Constitution years ago.
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