There are many laws that have been put in place to help prevent discrimination. Knowing these laws is valuable in helping you counteract racism when it occurs. Here are a few of the most notable anti-discrimination acts in the United States.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has received multiple anti-discrimination provisions. These provisions prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. This helps to guarantee that all people can have equal employment opportunity.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits any creditors from refusing service to or discriminating against credit applicants based on their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, and familial status. This ensures that everyone is able to receive similar credit opportunities.
U.S. Code – Title 42, Chapter 21
In Title 42, Chapter 21 of the U.S. Code there is a provision that prohibits discrimination against individuals based on their age, gender, disability, race, natural origin, and religion across multiple settings. These settings include employment, public accommodations, education, federal services, and more.
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the rental, financing, and sale of housing based on race, color, religion, familial status, sex, national origin, or disability. This helps to guarantee that all individuals are able to find housing.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 bans restriction of the right to vote. It also forbids discrimination in voting practices on the basis of race and color, throughout the country.
These laws have come a long way toward preventing discrimination from occurring, but they do not completely eliminate racism. Racism still occurs in many different ways and through many different avenues. It is important to know how you can do your part to stop racism. To learn more about how you can prevent racism, contact us today.