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civil rights

Translation of civil rights in Spanish:

plural noun

  • (before noun) civil rights movement
    movimiento (masculine) por los derechos civiles
    Example sentences
    • The Constitution stipulates the basic political and civil rights of all Russians.
    • It must be pointed out that the hunt is not at all about the equality of human and civil rights, which is beyond dispute.
    • As with everything else in his life, his use of civil rights was entirely political.

Cultural Note: segregation

La política de separar a ciertos grupos del resto de la comunidad, especialmente en razón de su raza. En EEUU la política de segregación, especialmente en los estados del sur, privó a los afroamericanos de sus derechos y los obligó a asistir a colegios, utilizar hoteles, restaurantes y cines etc., separados de los blancos. La campaña en favor de los derechos civiles llevó a la aprobación de la Civil Rights Act of 1964, que obligó a los estados del sur a terminar con esta práctica.

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