This is what Wikipedia states for this particular act: “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L.88–352, 78 Stat.241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark civil rights and labor law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, and racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.” (“Civil Rights Act of 1964,” n.d.)
John F. Kennedy proposed this act in June of 1963 and after he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson moved forward with the bill. But it wasn’t that simple, proposing an act or bill takes a lot of work and there was a lot of discussion about the details and also controversy and it seems we still haven’t quite grasped what this started and what this all entailed for the United States.
That isn’t the only bill or act that worked on equality there was or is also the Equal Opportunity Act, which was enacted in 1972 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Then there was the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 initially signed by President George H. W. Bush and amended in 2008 by President George W. Bush.
We have had so many issues with the color of skin in the world from discrimination to racial profiling and gender profiling and discrimination about who we love and how we love. In the United States, in Minneapolis, Minnesota George Floyd was murdered by a police officer. Yes George was under arrest but he was not resisting arrest and the officer that snuffed his life from him and the others that were involved need to be held accountable for their actions. This world needs to wake the fuck up and treat each other as equals. There was no reason that George Floyd needed to die that day and the only good that can come out of it is justice and change. Real change in how and what we do. We need to stop fighting each other, we need to stop anarchy, looting, vandalism in the name of justice but actually do something to change the laws. I wanted you all to see these laws I mentioned because we have them in place and they’ve been revised and amended and revamped and it takes time to do those things. People need to have patience and do things right. Work together to make this world a better place. As John Lennon once said, give peace a chance.
I just wanted to add Junteenth started dating back to “1865 when the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. ” This I got from the history of Juneteenth which the date of June 19th has been celebrated and fluctuated in celebration but I believe that times are going to shift once again. The message Granger received finally in 1865 was two and a half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation it is rumored that the messenger was murdered on his way to Texas