Civil Rights Newsletter for 12-24-04

Civil Rights Newsletter for 12-24-04

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What‘s New?

An Unsolicited Opinion On Religious Freedom
Does the Constitution of the United States truly suffer damage unless the word “Christ” is stricken from “Christmas”?

The fourth and final article in the Civil Rights And Religion series.

This Week In Civil Rights History

On December 20, 1790, Pawtucket’s textile industry was born with the implementation of water-powered machinery for spinning cotton. This Rhode Island invention was the precursor to the textile mills which in the 1920s employed a large number of child laborers.

Civil Rights Trivia Game

Last week‘s quiz solution:

What is the name of the federal agency which is required to enforce federal laws against workplace discrimination?
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Congratulations to Laura E. Rasmussen who answered this question correctly!

This Week’s Question:
Who assisted in the organization of the first large meeting for women's rights in Seneca Falls (New York), in 1848?

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

Freedom of expression or display of poor taste? Somebody be the judge! A Lexington teen (or more likely her parents) are going after the school district who refused to let said teen attend the prom clad in a dress made of a Confederate Flag...“Teen Sues Over Confederate Flag Dress“.

Featured Book Of The Week

Please consider reading Robert Drinan’s book, which “explores the state of religious freedom worldwide, arguing that international law and legal institutions have not gone far enough to protect religious freedom”:

Can God and Caesar Coexist?: Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law
Can God and Caesar Coexist?: Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law

Civil Rights For Kids

Treat your children to some civic knowledge! Visit the FBI Kids‘ Page and read about the workings of one of the most famous, and also infamous, governmental agencies.

Musing Of The Week

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. (Mary Ellen Chase)

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