The Right Coast

April 21, 2005
Civil Rights Marches & The March of Time
By Gail Heriot

I went downtown yesterday to hear my friend Alex Acosta, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, give a talk on the Division's work. It occurred to me as he was speaking that he is the first head of the Civil Rights Division to have been born after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the fall of Jim Crow. It gave me a good feeling. In some ways at least, the world really is improving.