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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Civil Rights Act of 1968

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Why was there a need for Congress to pass The Civil Rights Act of 1968, four years after passing The Civil Rights Act of 1964?

A

Congress had neglected to provide proper protection for Latinos and other ethnic minorities.

B

African Americans were still experiencing lynching and the 1968 Act finally outlawed the practice.

C

African Americans were still experiencing discrimination in housing by being denied rental properties and mortgages.

D

African Americans were still experiencing discrimination in education because no one was enforcing the 1954 Brown ruling..

E

The 1968 Act included more specific language about the treatment of African-Americans and other racial minorities by law enforcement officers.