Civil Rights Vocabulary

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segregation

the separation of a races

Brown v. Board of Education

1954 court case that overturned separate but equal standard of discrimination in education. Blacks and Whites could go to school together.

Jim Crow

system of racist laws

tenacity

persistent determination

committed

dedicated, serious

claim

a position you take

evidence

examples; proof of something

warrant

explain the examples

justice

fair

injustice

unfair

ideals

beliefs

compromise

give up something

tyranny

oppression; cruelity

conscience

integrity; morality

Bill of Rights

1st 10 amendments to the Constitution- give people rights to limit "tyrannical" government.

discrimination

unequal treatment of people; inequality

ignorance

lack of knowledge, education, or awareness

admiration

to look up to someone, a feeling of approval; respect; appreciate

boycott

refusal to buy or sell certain products or services

superior

above or higher; better than

racial profiling

singling out an individual as a suspect due to appearance of race

courage

strength to fight danger

dignity

pride; self-respect

extraordinary

more greater or impressive

editorial

an article giving the author's opinion

anchored

to be strongly connected

melting pot

a place where people come together

ignorance

unawareness

nonviolence

belief in the use of peaceful methods to achieve any goal; opposition to any form of violence

hostility

unfriendliness; hatred

convictions

strong beliefs or values

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