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Week 6 Notes

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Week 6 Notes PS 110

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These Notes cover the end of the civil rights unit and the remaining content leading up to the test
American National Government
Scott Lasley
Class Notes
civil, rights, american, National
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Notetaker on Monday October 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PS 110 at Western Kentucky University taught by Scott Lasley in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see American National Government in History at Western Kentucky University.


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Date Created: 10/03/16
Week #6 Notes Day #10 9-27-16 Civil Rights Continued Title IX: purpose—to improve gender equity in the education system far reaching: athletics, acceptance. Women: • wage gap single parent • • glass ceiling (upper levels) • paid medical leave • violence, assault TQ: How have civil rights evolved overtime? Recent expansion— • Americans with disabilities • Age discrimination • LBGTQ: new frontier -supreme court SSM -restrooms Current issues— • criminal justice • education • poverty TQ: What type of distinctions can be made? Rational v. Strict Scrutiny • race=strict gender=intermediate has replaced rational standard • • it is more difficult to make distinctions based on race than gender Affirmative Action—opportunity v. outcome; difference levels on AA exist; most Americans value diversity but questions is where to draw line. • outreach—almost universal acceptability • tie breaker • as a factor, can be one of many factors, non-dominant • critical mass (University of Michigan) • quota—unconstitutional (Bakke v. Co) Congress: Bicameral House Based on Virginia Plan 1842 single member districts 1872 districts had roughly same population not enforced on states 1960 court rules that they need to be about the same size Redistricting is usually done by state legislature but does vary by state Blatant partisan gerrymandering isn’t allowed but court has not.


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