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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