Leandrow Thomas
Mr.Glasier
American Experience 2
5/11/11
The Equal Opportunity Act of 1964/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Opportunity Act of 1964 was the most progressive act since the reconstruction. The act intended to help African Americans voting privileges’, illegalized segregation, ordered the desegregation of schools, and eliminated segregation at the work place. This act was very successful. It eliminated most of the legal discrimination in the placed mentioned. Although not intentionally, many blacks were intimidated after winning these new rights. They were intimidated not to go to the workplace, voting, or schools. In all, the law did succeed in it’s plan to integrate and eliminate segregations, it did succeed. It is still in affect in the aspect we don’t discriminate as much in the places. I think if Lyndon Johnson was still alive he would be in favor of this.
It succeeded because it was a law that finally went in favor of the ones fighting for equality. It was a law that coincided with the minorities, therefore giving them more power. It succeeded because the minorities we unwilling to give up the chance that they have been fighting for. It succeeded cause it made things equal. It is still in effect now.

"Civil Rights Act of 1964." U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Ed. Lawrence W. Baker and Sarah Hermsen. Vol. 2. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 299-302. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 May 2011. <shaker.org>
"Equal Employment Opportunity Act." U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Ed. Lawrence W. Baker and Sarah Hermsen. Vol. 3. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 514-515. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 May 2011. <shaker.org>


Fatimah Harris
American Experience
Unit 8: Vietnam War & Great Society
May 11, 2011

The Equal Opportunity Act of 1964/ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC also known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was began by Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964. The problem the law addressed was discrimination in all aspects of employment. The EEOC examines racial and gender discrimination from complaints concerning things such as hiring, firing, income, testing, training, and apprenticeship. The EEOC allows people to file law suits against and employer or employee if evidence of those things is discovered. When the law went into effect it didn’t harm anyone.
The EEOC is successful in achieving its goals because it granted women the help to end separate job sections for women and gave women the freedom to work in any job without gender discrimination. The EEOC held hearings dealing with sex discrimination. The hearings allowed women to play varsity sports at universities at the same proportion as other genders. The law is still in effect today because it ensures there will be no age, sex or racial discrimination within employment and education opportunities.
If Lyndon Johnson were president today, he would probably be pressing for the same law because it guarantees no one will ever be turned down from a job or education due to the way they look or what they believe in which reflects the goals the Great Society. He would take the same position on topic.
"Sex Discrimination." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web. 11 May 2011. www.shaker.org.

Brandon Norman
Mr. Glasier
3º American Experience History
May 11, 2011

The Equal Opportunity Act of 1964


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC was made to eliminate discrimination in the all employment work places. It was first designed in 1964 and has since been amended in 1972, 1978, and 1991. It is intended to help mostly African Americans who are discriminated against in the workplace. But it also helps any and all people who are discriminated against no matter, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. The EEOC investigates into the complaints of discrimination in the workplace. They look into areas including hiring, firing, income, testing, training, and apprenticeship, to see if these complaints are actually true. If any complaints are true the EEOC works to make things right between the employee and employer, or they just file a license.
The equal rights act of 1964 was a law that addressed and prohibited discrimination on the basis of gender, creed, race, or ethnic background. The goal of the act was employment opportunities for all. Under the act the EEOC did not have the power to enforce these acts. This law hurt no one but only helped those who were discriminated against. The only people it could have hurt would be the employers who discriminated against their employees. The law succeeded by forming a coordinating council and helped employers comply with the federal government’s equal opportunity efforts.
The law today is still in effect and helps minorities all over the country get jobs without discrimination. The law was very successful at fulfilling its goals, today we have no discrimination in the work place, and if there is it handled in the best way possible. Affirmative action became a policy that helped minorities, especially African Americans get on the same level as white males. If Lyndon Johnson were president today he would be pressing for the same exact law it would just be altered a little bit because of the amendments in the seventies, and ninties. Overall the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1964 was an innovation bring along equality for all in the work place. Ever since this act lawsuits based on racial and sexual discrimination began to fill up the courts bring equality and justice for all.

"Equal Employment Opportunity Commission." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web. 11 May 2011.

Equal Employment Opportunity Act." U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Ed. Lawrence W. Baker and Sarah Hermsen. Vol. 3. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 514-515. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 May 2011.