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How successful was the Civil Rights Movement in moving America towards racial equality? 

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We did move toward racial equality after the Civil Rights Movement. The laws helped, but so did the bravery and powerful words of the Civil Rights leaders. The younger generation began to be less accepting of the status quo, and slowly we began to move forward.

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My parents attended segregated high schools their freshman year.  I often tell my students that they are the first generation to grow up in an America where the idea of segregation is completely absurd.  So the movement itself was critical in moving us in this direction, but as all of our history since the Civil War has taught us,...

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The Civil Rights Movement created an awareness. That's all. It temporary redirected the focus of people. ANd it put a lot of politicians, government, and businesses in hot water. But all it took was some time for the government to fool the people. Things like Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment are nothing more than false advertisements. The dumbing down of our culture has become of even bigger importance to the government to keep us in the dark. I say that history has dictated too many times that the only way the people can ever get what they want is through bloodshed. The rich and powerful need to fear for their lives if they don't do what we tell them too. Until that happens, everything will remain the same and it won't be worth discussing.
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