Equal Opportunity and the Law

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Essay #: 056527
Total text length is 5,925 characters (approximately 4.1 pages).

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The beginning:
Equal Opportunity and the Law
Since the 1960’s all American citizens have enjoyed the Equal Opportunity afforded to them under the United States Constitution and Federal Statutes. The United States government established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who was charged with the task of enforcing the various provisions of the Equal Opportunity provision of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Equal Opportunity extends far beyond employment and reaches into housing, college admissions and various laws regarding discrimination.
The purpose of this analysis is to discuss the main principles of Equal Opportunity Laws contained within Federal Statutes and the United States Constitution. This analysis will focus on the seminal...
The end:
..... federal laws did advance the premise of equal opportunity in no other situation is it more relevant or effective than in the halls of every admissions office in every college and university throughout the United States.
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