Your paper should discuss the state of race relations in the United States prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It should also discuss the political environment that led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additionally, please include a response to the following in your analysis: • What is the purpose of this law? • What groups does it protect? What groups does it not protect? • How were the Jim Crow laws tested during this time period? • What is the U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson about? Is the rule established in the Plessy case still the rule today?