Civil Rights


Civil Rights
Wasserman, TBOAP, pp. 179-193 of Chapter 6.
1. Why is Brown v. Board of Education arguably the most important case in constitutional history?
2. What did the Supreme Court rule in Grutter v. Bollinger?
3. What has the Supreme Court done to protect women’s rights? Has the Supreme Court done enough in this area?
4. How have judges taken a lead in protecting and expanding civil rights? How have they shown restraint in civil rights cases?
5. “Segregated Prom Yields to Unity”
Question: Is racial segregation still a problem in the United States today? In your answer, please include discussion of this article.
6. “Eight Different Editorials about Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson controversy?”
Question: Why do people want the name of former U.S. president Woodrow erased from buildings at Princeton University?
7.United States v. Virginia (1996)
7. What was the constitutional issue in this case?
8. Did the decision in this case promote equality? Explain.
Obergefell v Hodges (2015)
9. Why is this a civil rights case?
10. How did the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment relate to the decision in this case?
Voice Thread Discussion
11Why might one argue that Brown V. Board of Education is the most important case decided in U. S. history ? Does it seem like this case is more important that the other cases we have read in this class? Explain.
12. Should a military college, such as the Virginia Military Institute , be allowed to exclude women from attending? Explain.
13. How do you think we should resolve “ the Woodrow Wilson Controversy” at Princeton University?
14. What did you think of the information in the article “ Segregated Prom Yields to Unity”?
15. You have had a chance to complete this week’s reading. Please ask one question related to the reading and answer a question posed by a classmate.

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