|The Highway to Diplomacy and Civil Rights — Route 40 played a role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act|
Breaches of Diplomatic Etiquette and Protocol Cause of International Crisis
The situation became so dire, the State Department was eventually forced to establish an agency just to deal with the discrimination against black diplomats. In an effort to solve the problem, the Kennedy administration argued that ending segregation was vital to winning the Cold War. Many believe this ultimately helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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