- Apr 26, 2020
- United Kingdom
Uh-huh, and do you think these agencies were the ones primarily enforcing the provisions of the act to companies and individuals on a state or local level? Obviously not. They essentially retained final authority in cases of non-compliance, or (in the case of the latter) existed to assist state authorities.I mean, it gave the authority to first the Attorney General, second the court system, and third established a federal agency called the Community Relations Service whose purpose was to get people to comply without taking them to court. Those are, in fact, all federal authorities.
As I said, the alternative was not for state authorities to come up with these rules themselves and enforce them themselves. They had the opportunity to come up with these rules themselves and they simply didn't, and they wouldn't; so no federal act, no outlawed racist segregation in a bunch of states. And even with the act, state authorities would be the ones doing the enforcement.