Civil Rights in America Today (Rebroadcast)
At the recent dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., President Obama said the slain civil rights leader would recognize many challenges our nation faces today, including neighborhoods with underfunded schools and inadequate health care. But since Dr. King’s time, much has changed. Not only African-Americans, but women, Hispanics, and homosexuals have -- and still are -- waging civil rights campaigns. And while some problems persist, great strides have been made toward equal rights, including passage of the Americans with Disabilites Act and the ability of gays to serve openly in the military. Diane and her guests discuss civil rights in America today.
president and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
senior legal fellow, Heritage Foundation and manager of Civil Justice Reform Initiative
founder, and president, Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy
president and CEO, National Council of La Raza
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