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Explain the reasons why the Civil Rights Movement has failed to achieve in practice, equal rights for Black people in the USA

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Civil Rights Explain the reasons why the Civil Rights Movement has failed to achieve in practice, equal rights for Black people in the USA The Civil Rights Movement made much progress for Black people in America. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Registration Act of 1965 abolished schemes to stop Black people from voting and gave the Government the authority to withhold funds from states in America, which did not desegregate. This would have been an incentive for the states to comply with the Acts. In the 1960's, the Government became more supportive to Black people. The Government began promoting Black people into higher places of authority. This was done with schemes such as 'Upward Bound', which gave bright Black children access to colleges. There was also another, similar scheme called 'Head Start' which gave Black children pre-school education, similar to the education of White people. ...read more.

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were mainly involved in the Cold War and the Gulf War. Johnson also had the Vietnam War to take care of, so could not focus on the Civil Rights of Black people during his presidency. These wars required a large amount of military spending. Regan and Bush were both Republican Presidents. This means that they were less interested in interfering with people's lives, they were more interested in the country as a whole. In the 1990's - President Clinton was mostly involved with the Irish Peace Process and the Middle East Peace Process. Another reason why Black people failed to achieve equality was because most of them lived in the inner city suburbs. These areas received little investment because most people with the money to invest were white and they were drawn away because of what had happened in the race riots. ...read more.

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This is because blame for these injuries and deaths were placed on the Black people. The racial attitudes of people who were raised with the firm belief that Black people were inferior did not help the Civil Rights Movement. Whatever the Government did to try to desegregate the United States could not change these people's beliefs. The Government could change the way Black people were treated by authorities, such as not being allowed into colleges because they were black, but could never make people give jobs to or sell houses to Black people because of resistance to their skin colour. These actions are of a personal level and would continue to live on in people whatever legislation was passed. The Government was dealing with the symptoms of racism (desegregation) but were unable or unwilling to address the cause (people's attitudes, beliefs and prejudices against Black people), therefore, White people, in general, complied with the Governments wishes because of economic advantages, rather than because they believed in desegregation ...read more.

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