4/11/68: The Day Systemic Racism Ended

President Lyndon B. Johnson Signs 1968 Civil Rights Act, Courtesy of Library of Congress.

When President Lyndon Johnson signed the final expansion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on April 11, 1968, systemic racism officially ended.

President Johnson, who was known to use racial slurs when referring to Black people, even calling the 1957 Civil Rights Act “the nigger bill,” put aside his…

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