To conclude, black people all over the world, wherever they live were for a long time victim of racism for their skin color. People treated them badly only because they had a darker skin color, forgetting that that we are all humans and the color of our skins an where we come from doesn’t indicate our personalities and beliefs. Black in America suffered a lot for reason of racism and went through the hard ships and difficulties
This phrase has replaced some of the earlier titles that were used to label black people. It is considered the most politically correct way to speak about a person of African descent, because it acknowledges where black Africans came from and creates a sense of self-respect in their struggle to become American. Some of the older labels that have been discarded include “negro […,] and colored” (Cave). Now looked upon as offensive or demeaning, these words were used in the 1860’s during everyday American life. They were intended to obliterate any confidence in the slaves, but unintentionally led to unity among a discriminated people.
Black Americans were discriminated against in many ways including socially through segregation, politically with vote registrations, economically with low income jobs and poverty and through prejudice; racism. Blacks were treated very harshly and unequally and many lived their lives in fear and misery. During 1954-1961, the Brown vs Board decision, the matter in Little Rock, Arkansas, Freedom Rides, Bus Boycotts, sit-ins, marches and demonstrations were steps that were taken in the Civil Rights Movement to end discrimination. Black Americans were discriminated against socially especially with segregation. They faced different issues related to segregation with one of the most important was the segregation to do with education.
However in order for social transformation to exist we must all develop a mentality/lifestyle that rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. Instead we as a nation should express love to one another. MLK wants to us to acknowledge the individuals (black) that has shaped our country in a positive way. The Negro made a huge difference to society, but instead are encountered with social disapproval and faced with man’s inhumane acts. He believes we should show appreciation for these people who have suffered for righteousness’ sake.
Anger is conceptualized as an instinctual drive (Hall, 1899) and Blacks are often stereotyped as angry and out of control with regard to their feelings and emotions (Franklin, 2004). Anger and its manifestations have been widely documented as a response to racism related experiences (Wade, 2006). Johnson and Greene (1991) found that for young Black men who were faced with a number of race-related anger-provoking situations; their feelings of anger were suppressed because of fear of negative consequences. Mabry & Kiecolt, (2005) have found that although Black Americans are consistently faced with situations that might provoke anger, they are more likely to suppress their anger for fear that the expression of strong emotions such as anger could have a potentially detrimental effect on their lives.
This is a dangerous trend that can inhibit effective law enforcement and ultimately endanger the lives of all persons who depend on law enforcement for protection. Racial profiling is a human rights violation that can affect Americans in virtually every sphere of their daily lives and often has an impact that goes far beyond the initial incident. As the testimonies summarized in this report reveal, this seemingly abundant human rights violation leaves its victims feeling humiliated, depressed, helpless, and angry. Furthermore, racial profiling reinforces residential segregation, creates fear and mistrust, and engenders reluctance in reporting crimes and cooperating with police officers. In these times of domestic insecurity,
Martin Luther King Jr’s main perspective during the fight on racism was equality. At the time in which he fought the crisis of racial inequality a main concern was to address that "white America must assume the guilt for the black man's inferior status" (King, 9) as stated in the reading Racism and the White Backlash. Also Dr. Martin Luther King from my understanding believes reparation in this nation at that time was not the top priority. He could not stress enough about how essential racial equality was for the nation to become solve mainstream crisis during the peak of
He builds this by taking the historical background of black people into account. He mentions that previously they were deprived of their basic rights and were living a miserable life. Then he builds a parallel scenario to describe the oppression on the African Americans. In his speech he describes the consequences of unfairness in America and by the classical technique of tragedy, he appeals to the emotions of the audience. He also explains the goals and solutions of the problem which the black population was facing consistently.
During and after the Reconstruction, African Americans were completely betrayed by their own country. They were forced to live in total fear, apprehension and on the defensive. This country, corporately, reinstated white supremacy. This is evident with lynching, Jim Crow, segregation laws and the reintroduction of the Klu Klux Klan. Social changes and economic conditions also aided in the strained race relations.