ERIC Number: ED183654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
Standing in Line for Equality.
Days, Drew S., III
The late fifties and early sixties were periods of great strides for blacks in America. At the same time, Hispanics, American Indians, women, the aged, and the physically and mentally handicapped came forth to meet the challenge of discrimination. This challenge will continue to face the United States. The argument that Americans need time to adjust to changes has resulted in the pitting of minority groups against each other in the battle for equality. The United States cannot afford such confrontations in the eighties. In a "person-centered" society where concerns for a "higher destiny,""compassion," and "humaneness" guide public policy, there is no need to battle one another over who will be next in line to achieve equality. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Civil Rights Div.
Note: Remarks presented at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Lecture (Davis, CA, January 15, 1980)