Although, disabled people may have been treated similarly to how blacks were treated during the Civil Rights Movement, they are given more rights than blacks were. Blacks had very few rights during the Civil Rights Movement, which caused them to be mistreated by the public. They were harassed, and mocked for their race, but had very few rights to protect themselves. Many African Americans had jobs with very low wages, because their employers would not hire them for their race. Unlike the few rights that African Americans had before the Civil Rights Movement, disabled people have a lot more rights protecting themselves from discrimination. Disabled people have multiple laws guaranteeing them safety in the workplace. They also must be compensated fairly by their employer, and cannot be paid less because of their disability. Also, disabled people cannot be turned down a job opportunity because of their disability (EEOC.gov). African Americans were brutally beaten, and attacked by the public because of their race. The Ku Klux Klan killed blacks very often, and hid their bodies in lakes. Blacks were not well protected from the Ku Klux Klan by the law. Now, disabled people have many more rights to protect them from physical harassment. It is illegal to attack a disabled person, and you can be faced with criminal charges for it. Clearly, disabled people are given many more rights than blacks were before the Civil Rights Movement. Disabled people are treated with much more respect and equality than blacks were in the 1960’s. Therefore, disabled people are treated differently than African Americans before the Civil Rights Movement, because they were given many more rights.