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It has been nearly fifty years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, and Americans all across the nation are beginning to remember those fateful years of protest and legislation as semi-centennials, like the Little Rock Nine, begin to come around. But as millions of people remember the many victories of racial equality that took place nearly a half-century ago, the question of “How far have we really come?” becomes a sociological issue that many are either too indifferent or ignorant to address. America, for the most part, remains “segregated” in strange and subtle sort of ways that those like Martin Luther King or Thurgood Marshall might have not foreseen in their bold crusades for equality, and highly non integrated public schools, economically exclusive universities, and a very uneven job market all contribute to this mysterious segregation that, though not law, keeps the proverbial fondue pot of America from simmering like it should be. The American people have come a long way since the 50’s and 60’s, especially with the civil rights movement, but the apparent truth, tha…
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