Civil Rights Newsletter for 12-24-04
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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:
Question:Congratulations to Laura E. Rasmussen who answered this question correctly!
What is the name of the federal agency which is required to enforce federal laws against workplace discrimination?
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
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
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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