Civil Rights Self-Quiz --
answer 7 questions correctly to advance to the next level of questioning.
standard by which the Supreme Court evaluates classifications
based on race.
segregation that occurs because of laws or administrative decisions
by public agencies.
rights of citizens to vote, to receive equal treatment before
the law, and to share equally with other citizens the benefits
of public facilities.
requirement, imposed by law or administrative regulation, that
an organization take positive steps to increase the number or
proportion of women, blacks, or other minorities in its membership.
5. A slang
expression for African-Americans that emerged in the 1820s and
came to signify the laws and governmental practices designed to
segregate blacks from whites, especially in the south.
An action to
favor members of disadvantaged groups who may never have been
the victims of discrimination. This action is the basis for affirmative
action to overcome the consequences of past discrimination.
race or sex to give preferential treatment to non-minorities.
segregation in schools that occurs not because of laws or administrative
decisions but as a result of patterns of residential settlement.
term used to describe a situation where no preferential treatment
based on race or sex is given.
doctrine, established by Plessy v. Ferguson, in which the
Supreme Court ruled that a state could provide comparable facilities