Rights, Diversity, and Adult Learning
Lisa D. Uselton
December 1, 2014
What does Civil Rights mean and the Civil Rights Movement?
On July 2, 1964 the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became a new legislature bill that protected all individuals internally and externally have the right to be treated equally. This Act provides Federal assistance to ensure the society of The United States of America is provided with dignity and fairness.
Major events and accomplishments of the American minorities' freedom struggle, including how they are related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Civil versus political rights: freedom of expression, association, and participation in the educational process
Brown vs. Board of Education (1954, 1955)
This case was a turning point in American history that related to educational systems and segregation of whites and blacks. The Brown versus the Board of Education became a historical stance on the Civil Rights movement. This ended all injustice on treating or refusing a mixed educational diverse system of students, teachers and educational scholars.
Affirmative Action and Diversity: The Relationship
Affirmative action is an adjustment that is intended to alter and modify the foundation and civilization within a corporation or organization. In order to direct diversity the transition of incorporating skills and values is required without prejudice or harmful intentions of individuals. Affirmative Action provides new goals and direction while supervising or managing diversity is based upon customs and refinement. When diversity is introduced to individuals, corporations and organizations this does not substitute affirmative action, instead it creates an identical environment for all whom are incorporated. With diversity in tact the workplace or any societal environment can meet the requests and desires for all individuals without taking into account their diverse culture or background.
Civil Rights: Present
As there have been many historical changes among the Civil Rights movement from the late 1800's till today's present time, the acceptance of all diverse cultures have been made present, secured and welcomed in many organizations within the United States. Martin Luther King lead our nation to one of the most diverse ruling in today's society. As the acceptance of diversity has been formed and contrived, the continuous growth of diversity as become shocking and fascinating.
Federal Supported Assistance relating to the Bill of Rights
American Civil Liberties Union
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Department of Labor
"A racially and ethnically diverse university student body has far-ranging and significant benefits for all students," - GURIN
How do all of the above listed topics and elements influence or affect adult learning?
Education and the platforms of instruction have been changing tremendously which keeps not only technology advancing, but diversity as well. Generating a learning atmosphere that admires diversity is creating a new culture and learning environment that respects diversity and eliminates prejudices from forming. This allows recognition of differences to become present and expand on communication and community needs.