Civil Literacy During The Civil Rights Movement

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Although civil literacy was important in America during the Civil Rights Movement, today it is in steep decline based on many factors. In most schools, classes focusing on civics or similar themes are virtually nonexistent. The reading states, "fewer and fewer schools require civic courses". Most social studies classes barely touch on the subject. Since the younger generation of America is the one that most needs to be educated in civics, this could be threatening because they can 't run a country while simultaneously knowing nothing about it. Furthermore, most Americans in general care more about their personal lives than what 's happening in their country. The article claims, "we stopped engaging with one another as a civilized society".

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