Discuss the focus of the raid at Arlington Heights in the movie and explain if Dee’s rights and others were violated as a result of the raid.
496 African American Social Justice and Civil Rights Assignment
American Violet Question
The American Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU, is an important driving force in American Violet, giving Dee the resources and confidence necessary to fight the district attorney in her small Texas town. The ACLU has been a part of several important cases in the United States since its formation in 1920.* The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
These rights include:
• Your First Amendment rights – freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
• Your right to equal protection under the law – protection against unlawful discrimination.
• Your right to due process – fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
• Your right to privacy – freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
• The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities. *
Your assignment is to view the American Violet on you tube and answer the following questions in complete sentences. The paper has to have a heading, name, class, and date; double spaced, 12 inch front, and typed. Please revise and edit your paper for mechanical and grammatical errors.
Please describe Dee, the main character (protagonist) and her lifestyle or living situation in Arlington Heights. Discuss the focus of the raid at Arlington Heights in the movie and explain if Dee’s rights and others were violated as a result of the raid.