Civil Rights Newsletter for 12-17-04
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Civil Rights and God
Must we, by the very definition of our founding fathers, seek to eliminate “God” from our public speech, in order to continue to uphold that which we cherish most - our civil rights?
Civil Rights And Freedom From Religion
Did the founders of our nation intend to form a government that offered special recognition to Christianity?
Civil Rights And Freedom Of Religion
We must question where the free exercise of a religion ends, and the government sponsoring of said religion begins.
Please stay tuned for the fourth and final article in the Civil Rights And Religion series.
This Week In Civil Rights History
On December 15, 1791, the fledgling nation known as the United States of America adopted the Bill Of Rights, giving a written guarantee of certain fundamental rights that every citizen could expect to be afforded, and which the government could never take away.
Civil Rights Trivia Game
Last week‘s quiz solution:
Question:Unfortunately, we had no winners this last week, but there is always this week!!!
What is the name given to the laws created by the Southern States that discriminated against African American citizens and prevented them from actively participating in governmental elections and even running for office themselves?
Jim Crow laws.
This Week’s Question:
What is the name of the federal agency which is required to enforce federal laws against workplace discrimination?
If you know the answer, please e-mail me. All who answer correctly, will see their names published in the next newsletter. (Sorry, no other tangible prizes yet!)
Civil Rights News You Can Use
After a display of incredibly bad taste and poor judgment when choosing his Halloween costume, Judge Timothy Ellender was suspended from the bench for one year. Read how the Judge went from blackface to red-faced...“Louisiana Judge Suspended for Wearing Blackface“.
Featured Book Of The Week
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America the Book: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
Civil Rights For Kids
Treat your children to some civil rights history! Visit the “Voices of Struggle“ exhibit online at the National Civil Rights Museum and read about the contributions of the most famous, and also infamous, voices of the civil rights movements. Acquaint your children with Dred Scott, Nat Turner, and others.
Musing Of The Week
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. (King Edward VIII - 1936)
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