In Greensboro, North Carolina, minorities now outnumber whites amidst an extensive history for civil rights activism. According to the 2010 US census, Greensboro’s minorities outnumber white residents, 51.6% to 48.4%. However, some residents claims that racial tensions have risen during past decade. In the 1960s, this city was the catalyst for the national civil rights movement. Full Article: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/07/greensboro.race/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
Since 1965, the government has worked to improve the civil rights of all citizens. The United States Department of Labor lists the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. See: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/ethnicdisc.htm
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