For the past eight years civil rights have been in jeopardy at the Justice Department. The Department has become politicized and there is a litmus test to fill positions in the Civil Rights Division. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company makes it more difficult to take action on pay discrimination. Lily Ledbetter was told that she could not sue for discrimination because it started too early, even though she did not have knowledge of the problem until later.
What do social workers think about the current state of Civil Rights and it’s relevance in the 2008 Presidential Election?
NASW works on these issues and many others. You can see our advocacy efforts at https://ssl.capwiz.com/socialworkers/callalert/index.tt?alertid=10449631