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Here are the top ten articles for the Civil Rights Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Innocent Driver’s Guide To An Encounter With A Police Officer
Are you presumed guilty before the law enforcement officer has even swaggered over to your car? Should you remain silent? What exactly are your rights? Did you know that you have obligations that come along with your rights? No? Yes?
2. Henry “Hank” Aaron Needed Character and Skill
Hank Aaron helped people understand that the Civil Rights Struggle required character and skill. Like many black Americans Aaron was undoubtedly taught he needed to be twice as good and he was, but he needed more. Aaron quickly learned he needed strength of character for the ridicule he would endure
3. The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 (aka the Civil Rights Act of 1871)
In the Deep South the Klan was known for the unspeakable acts it perpetrated against the southern African Americans yet because of stereotypes that were strong within the population and the elected officials, there was not much done to protect the citizens from racially motivated abuse and mayhem.
4. Irene Morgan
In 1944, Irene Morgan refused to give up her bus seat to a white couple who had boarded. Learn about her influence on American civil rights.
5. Freedom Of Speech, Gag Rules, Gag Orders, And Gagged Critics
First amendment aficionados should respond to "gagging" with raised hair in the back of the neck. Those not affected by slavery or the Mexico City Policy should take note that free speech is still abridged today.
6. Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50, Act of Defiance
When you are famous, you are not immune from social scrutiny and strong emotions that come from racial attacks. Beyoncé has faced several social media attacks about her daughter’s hair, her husband's looks and of course her last Super Bowl performance.
7. Civil Rights And The Freedom Of Speech
Read a brief overview of speech, its championed causes, as well as its black-sheep relatives, and examine the question just how free our speech truly is.
8. Black Americans Should Respect Each Other
Treating people the way you would like to be treated, should be a standard in the black community. In US culture, black Americans have fought and died together for racial equality in fair housing practices, in employment practices and in education. Black lives matter should be more than a tagline.
9. Civil Rights Heroes – Jackie Robinson
When you hear the name Jackie Robinson, what comes to mind? Probably baseball and the number 42. Yet being a pioneer of the civil rights movement held many moments that would make a lesser person want to act out in utter frustration.
10. An Unsolicited Opinion On Religious Freedom
The separation of church and state has become a moat between Christianity on one side, Secularism on the other, and alligators in the form of lawyers’ attache cases swimming in the middle.
Be sure to visit the Civil Rights Archives for all the articles!
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