The 1964 Civil Right Acts: A Moral Eugenical Moment in American History | FrontpageMag

The Equal Opportunity Employment Act of 1972, a federal law that amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, addressed employment discrimination against black Americans and other minorities. It empowered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to take legal action against individuals, employers, and labor unions that violated the employment provisions of the 1964 Act. The commission also required employers to make reasonable accommodation for the religious practices of employees.

The target of the 1964 Act was as much whites as it was blacks—and not just in the sense of mandating that whites cease egregious practices of discrimination against blacks, but rather, that whites become entirely new types of persons by undergoing a moral makeover.