Booker T. Washington
Social issues Booker T. Washington addressed:
• Civil rights
Social issues that need to be addressed today:
• Discrimination – 51 percent of hate crime victims are victimized because of the offender’s bias against a race.*
• Education – Nearly 50 million students are heading off to approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools for the fall term, and before the school year is out, an estimated $543 billion will be spent related to their education.**
• Civil Rights – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, the workplace and facilities serving the public. Even though we have made progress, prejudice and racism are still with us. The need to protect the equal rights of all is as important as ever.
* Hate Crime Statistics, 2008 U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation November 2009