The Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr., has vowed to use the full weight of his department to ensure the new electoral laws are not discriminatory. Many speculate Holder will have his hands full this upcoming presidential election. Republican lawmakers in more than a dozen states have recently enacted laws designed to limit access to the polls. It is believed these laws are targeting blacks, Hispanics, students, and poor, for this group came out in large numbers during the 2008 election won by Barack Obama. Whether the new laws are enacted to prevent history repeating itself, or whether the new laws are enacted to ensure proper voting, the strict voter-identification requirements may prove too rigorous for a large number of Americans. Other changes in laws include eliminating early voting periods and restricted registration drives. Most of these harsh laws have been enacted in the Southern states. Full article.

In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov. Although the law requires equality and fairness in the workplace, many private clubs enjoy not having to abide by the EEOC.

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