In the past, African Americans have fought to have equality from the right to vote to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case of “Brown vs. The Board of Education” is suppose to show that there is a “separate, but equal” was the case, but affirmative action made that case have it’s true purpose. In the present there is a controversy of affirmative action since the 1978 case of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. This will show the history of affirmative action, its purpose, court cases of how it is related, and different viewpoints of affirmative action.
In the Civil Right Act of 1964, it was intended to have success for African Americans, but there were still issues with employment and education opportunities. “However, it’s meaning was greatly altered transforming it from a policy that prohibited the use of color or race in employment, education, and government contracting to a policy of race anBibliographyusef, why affimativeaction, 1997