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Discrimination still exists


Date published: 7/13/2014

Discrimination still exists

The Civil Rights Act didn't end discrimination.

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended school, work and public facility discrimination," according to a July 3 Associated Press story in The Free Lance-Star ["5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act"].

Although it was an important, historic piece of legislation, the act unfortunately did not end such discrimination.

You might as well say that tougher laws ended drunken driving or that the Ten Commandments ended murder, adultery, theft and false witness.

If only it were so.

Steve Dunham

Spotsylvania