Why was the Civil Rights legislation of 1964 or 1965 not enough to give true equality to African Americans?
The reason for this is that "true equality" is not just a legal concept. It also involves elements of economics and social attitudes. Legal equality can be mandated by law. Economic and social equality cannot be in any effective way.
After African Americans became legally equal, there were still all sorts of sources of inequality. Many adult African Americans...
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