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The very first thing we need to do as a nation and as individual members of society is to confront our pastwe need to recognize it for what it was and is and not explain away excuse it or justify it Having done that we should make a good faith effort to turn our history around so that we can see it in front of us so that we can avoid doing what we have done for so long Attempts to reverse centuries of inequality through assenting action and cultural self-determination are not attacks on whites as such but on the system of racism The goal of these strategies is not to turn the present racial order on its head but rather to achieve an anti-racist society where all individuals have the right to dignity power self-determination and expectation of equal outcomes for the value of their unique contributions to society Derman-Sparks pg 26 The Civil Rights Movement was at a peak from 1955-1965 Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 guaranteeing basic civil rights for all Americans regardless of race after nearly a decade of nonviolent protests and marches ranging from the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963Cozzens Lisa The movement for civil rights in the 1960s helped break down the wall of racial inequality In the 1960s several actions to end racial discrimination were introduced throughout the nation In Greensboro North Carolina Sit-ins became a popular type of protest among African Americans especially the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee DSouza 169 The 1960s version of fast- food restaurants had segregated lunch counters African Americans
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