Compare & Contrast Dutchman by Amiri Baraka

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1964: Tension over racism is at a peak, with numerous protests occurring in major urban centers. The 1964 Civil Rights Act is flagrantly ignored by many southern businesses, schools, and local governments. Although blacks now hold the same voting, working, and educational privileges as white Americans, they are sometimes actively (and illegally) barred from accessing these rights. The summer of 1964 is named "Freedom Summer" for the number of staged protest demonstrations that take place across the country in support of Civil Rights.

Today: Minorities are assured their legal rights as United States citizens. Schools, voting places, and businesses are vigilant in upholding civil rights laws.

1964: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is first established in 1964 to serve as a "watchdog" to assure that employers do not discriminate in hiring practices because of race, age, or gender. In 1965 President Johnson extends the reach of Equal Opportunity with an executive order...

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