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USCCB president commemorates Civil Rights Act

September 10, 2014

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The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

“The Civil Rights Act was a monumental step forward and since then, we have made even more progress in this vital work of transforming hearts and minds, but there is still much work to do,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville. “The Act itself did not eradicate the legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and injustice. In fact, there are reminders across our nation today that the embers of racial discrimination still smolder.”

“This evil infects institutions, laws, and systems, and it harms our brothers and sisters,” he added. “We must therefore continue to work against the destructive influence of racism on families, religious and civil communities, employment, the prison system, housing, hunger, educational achievement, and mental health.”

 


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