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Civil rights progress 1960 vs. 1940-1950

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Started: 5/27/2014 Category: Politics
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Sabrinacaneja

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The civil rights in the 1960s made more progress than that of e 1940-1950
SkepticalDebatee

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Debate Round No. 1
Sabrinacaneja

Pro

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SkepticalDebatee

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There was far more civil rights progress in the 1940's (and 1950) than in the year 1960.

In 1941 there was a ban on racial profiling in federal and defense hiring. [1]
In 1942 the Committee of Racial Equality, later renamed Congress of Racial Equality was founded. [2]
In 1944 a supreme court decision decided that exclusion of African-Americans from voting in the Texas Democratic primary violates the Fifteenth Amendment. [3]
In 1946 the supreme court declares Virginia's law forcing the segregation of buses unconstitutional, and Truman appoints a presidential committee on civil rights on December 5.[4]
In 1947 Jackie Robinson plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Presidential committee on civil rights submits its report on October 29; its recommendations include establishing a permanent FEPC with enforcement powers; ending segregation in the armed forces; and federal legislation to punish lynching, secure voting rights, and abolish segregation in interstate transport. [5]
In 1948 the Supreme Court rules that Judicial enforcement of racially restrictive property convenants violates the Constitution. Truman puts out two executive orders. One to establish a Fair Employment Board, and the other to desegregate the Military. [6]
In 1949 administration proposes legislation to make lynching a federal crime, create a new FEPC, abolish poll taxes in national elections, and end segregation in interstate transportation, but none of the bills are brought to a vote in the Senate. [7]
In 1950 the supreme court makes three progressive hearings on civil rights cases. In Sweatt v. Painter, the Court ruled that a separate law school established by the University of Texas doesn't provide equal educational opportunity and orders the university to admit African-Americans law school; in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents, the Court ruled that the University of Oklahoma couldn't impose segregated seating on a black graduate student; and in Henderson v. United States, the Court ruled that segregated seating on railroad dining cars denies the equal access to public accommodations guaranteed by the Interstate Commerce Act. [8]
In 1960 just two new major civil rights progressions occur. (Criminal penalties for court voting discrimination and a supreme court hearing making it illegal to segregate buses. [9]

Clearly, more civil rights progress was made in the years 1940 to 1950 than in the year 1960.

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8. http://reportingcivilrights.loa.org...
9. http://reportingcivilrights.loa.org...
Debate Round No. 2
Sabrinacaneja

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by numberwang 2 years ago
numberwang
Is this asking 1940-1959?
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