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Flashcards in Civil rights Deck (12):
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Civil Disobedience

breaking law as a form of protest because you believe its wrong

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institutionalized

official policy from the government of a business

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discrimination

treating a group of people unfairly

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jim crow laws

southern laws enforcing segregation

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poll tax

a tax someone had to pay before they could vote

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literacy test

hard test that people had to pass before they could vote

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Plessy v. Ferguson

said segregation was ok

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redress

setting things right

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brown vs board of education

ended segregation

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quota

a number must be met

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affirmative action

trying to overcome past racism by encouraging diversity

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university of California Regents V. Bakke

cant use racial quotas