Since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, there have been tremendous changes in civil rights and treatment of different people in the United States. There is an unequal employment opportunity for all regardless of gender religion or race, women who were highly discriminated are now empowered by the enactment of women’s rights, and racial discrimination is now diminished and unacceptable by the general United States society. An improvement on racial issues is evident by the election of Barrack Obama as the US president being the first black American to be voted into such a prestigious and high office.
As much as we can see change, it is vital that we realize that change means progression but not necessarily complete or perfect. There are however civil issues that are either unresolved or the American society is still not ready to change. Though there are enough laws that outlaw discrimination, there is still the unequal treatment of African-American people, there is also inadequate health care for the less fortunate members of the public. Civil Rights issues are not only a national issue but globally. Most of the civil rights require that governments offer financial help to the poor members of the public and you can read about this in the cause and effect of poverty essay. In the United States, these rights are much implemented, but the situation is worse in developing countries.
The Civil Rights Act based on its impact on social and civil change not only in the US but also worldwide to the Countries that are influenced by the United States; we can, therefore, say that the Act was a landmark of progression of human rights. Though discrimination can be viewed as something that from human nature, it is, therefore, difficult to completely uproot it from society but through laws and implementation of those laws, it can be diminished.
Education as an Art of Helping Young People to Completeness: Assessment of How complete one is.
I must confess that I am not perfect, and I have numerous faults. Due to a lack of knowledge and experience, sometimes I even fail to lend a helping hand to the sick at the hospital even though I have been a hospital volunteer for three months. Another instance that shows my weakness as a human is academic performance. For instance, when I try my best to have good grades at school I normally end up neglecting my parents and classmates. Another instance is when I see a classmate having performed better than I have, instead of appreciating them, I find myself coming up with excuses why they performed better than I did and judged them based on their appearance and the conception I have about them.
After assessing myself and my academic aspirations, I gradually realize school grades do not matter as much as attitude. The challenges I have as a human is being narrow-minded; lack of experience; intolerance, selfishness and above all ignorance. As Basil Moreau put it clearly when he said that the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart, I will do all I can to overcome my incompetence. I have come to learn that without the justness of spiritual pillars, all academic achievements are meaningless.