Its rather simple, discrimination in the workplace based on race has serious negative consequences to society and the individual that are equal to other illegal activities. The arguments against getting of discrimination laws are completely ridiculous. "The law is working to well and nobody discriminates anymore, lets get rid of it" is absurd considering as the premise is false and the conclusion asinine. A law the sufficiently deters criminal behavior is exactly the kind of law that should be kept around, not eliminated.
Denny's Restaurants to Pay $54 Million in Race Bias Suits - New York TimesDenny's, a national restaurant chain, agreed today to pay more than $54 million to settle lawsuits filed by thousands of black customers who had been refused service or had been forced to wait longer or pay more than white customers.
The new head of the civil rights division of the Justice Department, Deval L. Patrick, said it was the largest and broadest settlement under the Federal public-accommodation laws. Those laws were adopted more than 30 years ago to end segregation in restaurants and other places that serve the public.
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There is an argument that people who fall into protected classes do not get hired sometimes because of the fear of a lawsuit because they are in a protected class. It cuts both ways, but on balance, I think we still need some of the laws, particularly in housing.
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exactly and the fact that discrimination is still happening today against all races, genders, religions, sexualities makes it basic common sense to keep the laws/rights. Why anybody wouldnt want themselves and fellow americans protected is beyond me then again, theres many people that simply dont respect the rights, and freedoms of their neighbors.