Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is an enforceable and purposeful measure by the U.S. federal government to eradicate the historical inequities in employment opportunities, hiring, and promotion within all aspects of governmental agencies, including federal procurement, due to racial, gender, and ethnic differences. Title VII created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an agency to oversee and enforce antidiscriminatory policy and ensure fairness in all aspects of employment practices.


Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is considered by many scholars to be the most important title of the Civil Rights Act, as it ensures all U.S. citizens entitlement to equal opportunities for employment and fair practice in all aspects of hiring practices and promotion. Its inclusion in the act fueled ...

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