The 1960s marked a period of civil rights that were expanded in the 1970s. However, in the late 1980s, these efforts seemed to take a different direction, with a more conservative Supreme Court.
Given the current composition of the Supreme Court:
- Do you think civil rights continue to be reversed or expanded for certain groups? Support your claim with evidence from the scholarly or research literature.
- Which groups may benefit from the current Supreme Court, and which groups may suffer? You may have to review current events to answer this part of the question.
- Identify two different groups whose civil rights are suffering current infringement but may not be receiving public attention.
- How does the NASW Policy Statement on Civil Liberties and Social Justice address these discrimination and equity issues?