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  • Category: Civil Rights

    What Are Civil Rights?

    Civil rights are the basic rights that every citizen in the United States has to be protected from unfair or discriminatory treatment based on protected classes, including gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, and race. When a citizen is discriminated against because of their gender, it is a violation of their civil right, which is […]

    What are Common Civil Rights Violations?

    Every U.S. citizen is guaranteed a certain set of rights and freedoms. When another person or entity infringes on those rights, it could be a civil rights violation. These violations can occur both at the federal and state levels. Every person has federal protections. Many states, including Virginia, have enacted additional protections for residents as […]