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Civil Rights and Why it Matters

Ever since Obama came into office, we’ve been hearing so many cries of discrimination, as he plays the race card, but what exactly is discrimination? Discrimination deals with if one is treated equally, areas such as mortgages, voter identification and immigration enforcement, as examples. Both presidential candidates differ over how to use laws that guarantee equality and how far the Justice Department’s civil rights division, which exerts strong influence on issues of race and ethnicity, should go to ensure all Americans are treated fairly.

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