plural noun (often initial capital letters)
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Origin of civil rights
Words nearby civil rights
Example sentences from the Web for civil rights
The loss of her job propelled her to focus full-time on writing and expanding her newspaper, which led her to become a civil rights leader and more.My great-grandmother Ida B. Wells left a legacy of activism in education. We need that now.|Michelle Duster|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a Civil War, by passing landmark civil rights legislation.'Uncomfortable truth’: The new push for a slavery reparations commission in Congress|DeNeen L. Brown|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Many advocacy groups and public health experts have begun to see internet access as a fundamental civil rights issue.One big hiccup in US efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines? Poor internet access.|By Tamra Burns Loeb, Et Al./The Conversation|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
The bill is supported by the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League, among others, which said it would hold platforms accountable for hosting hate speech, enabling civil rights abuse or enabling voter suppression ads.Cheat sheet: U.S. lawmakers propose Section 230 reforms to regulate online paid speech|Kate Kaye|February 10, 2021|Digiday
Equal access to capital and entrepreneurship is the final civil rights movement
They are, to say the least, preparing for civil war (the polling stations are stormed by armed gangs).
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?
Compared with neighbors Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos, Cambodia appears to have a blossoming civil society.
Strangio is at his best when exposing what appears to be a flourishing civil society in Cambodia.
Rashad was there to celebrate the release of the Civil Rights drama Selma.
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.
For example, there is a vast discussion afoot upon the questions that centre upon Property, its rights and its limitations.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
A lineman was sent out to repair it under escort of civil guards, who were forced by the rebels to retire.
And we will also settle and assure the particular rights and interests of every planter and adventurer.
In the good old days of yore there was little trouble in obtaining admission to the Civil Service.
British Dictionary definitions for civil rights
Cultural definitions for civil rights
A broad range of privileges and rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and subsequent amendments and laws that guarantee fundamental freedoms to all individuals. These freedoms include the rights of free expression and action (civil liberties); the right to enter into contracts, own property, and initiate lawsuits; the rights of due process and equal protection of the laws; opportunities in education and work; the freedom to live, travel, and use public facilities wherever one chooses; and the right to participate in the democratic political system.