Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780198292494
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599682 | DOI:

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King explores the position of Black Americans in the Federal government since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which he claims empowered the US Department of Justice extensively to investigate and prosecute discrimination and other abuses of citizens’ rights. He provides numerous table and data documenting improvements for Black Americans, both in terms of numbers and promotions within federal government employment positions. King concludes by examining multiple legacies of the US federal government's collusion in maintaining segregated relations for contemporary American politics.

Keywords: Black Americans; civil rights; Civil Rights Act; Department of Justice; discrimination; federal government employment; race relations; segregation

Chapter.  2730 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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