However, even after its abolishment, blacks were still kept in slavery and were treated poorly and unequal to other, white Americans. This abuse was much more common in the Southern states due to the more racist nature of the white people who lived there and the fact that the Southern states had originally fought to keep Black Slavery legal. Soon after the Civil War was won by the Northern States, the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment were brought into congress. The thirteenth amendment stated that all Slavery must end in America; the fourteenth amendment stated that everyone living on American soil should gain citizenship and the fifteenth amendment stated that all citizens should gain the right to vote. These amendments could be considered as vital moves towards black equalities, if they had worked.
DHL and the men could not reach an agreement, therefore, on behalf of the federal government, the EEOC helped to process the charges and pursue litigation. The EEOC has filed racial discrimination charges against DHL. African Americans have been the subject of discrimination since the 1600s when they were brought to America as slaves. From 1890 to 1940 the Jim Crow laws enacted throughout The United States openly segregated Black and White Americans in public places. Black Americans were publically beaten, frightened, and even killed (Magar, 2010).
For example, consider how Native Americans, African Americans, or Japanese-Americans may feel about the flag. The United States government evacuated countless Native American communities and relocated them to small, overcrowded reservations. The United States government also promoted the mass slaughter of the animals that the Native Americans typically hunted and consumed, effectively starving most populations. The United States also unashamedly took part in the slave trade, forcing millions of Africans to come to the United States and become slaves. Even after slavery ended, most citizens and leaders in the country believed that African Americans were inferior and made laws specifically to repress African American rights.
The novel written by Nancy Mclean “Behind the Mask of Chivalry” is based upon the history of the second KKK in the post-World War I era of the 1920’s, specifically in Athens, GA. Mclean writes about the many different levels of the Klan and how they played a key role in the south both politically and socially with their main focus on gender issues, the sexual revolution, and labor disputes. When one first thinks of the KKK they would imagine a brutal uneducated group of secretive racists with no mind for the law, however Nancy Mclean writes of much more. Although the KKK throughout the country were obsessively secretive by nature Mclean was lucky enough in having access to the records of the chapter located in Athens, GA. Part 1 of the book provides the historical information for the resurgence of the Klan by describing the economic and social conditions that were present after WWI, including the accelerated expectation for different races and genders. Part 2 explains the principles of the Klan and how members both interpreted and manipulated divisions among race, gender, and class. Including also how they employed terror tactics to enforce those interpretations.
In the South segregation was supported by the Jim Crow laws that made it legal. All public institutions in the South were separated according to skin colour, the ones for blacks being inferior in quality. In the north, where segregation wasn’t imposed by law, the blacks were forced to move into ghettos, because of discrimination by the whites. As well as that, there was also economic inequality. It was much harder for blacks to get a job, and there employment position could be described as ‘the last to be hired, the first to be fired’.
Most of today’s racism can be traced back to the era of colonialism that began in the1400s. Native Americans are the most harshly affected by institutionalized racism to this day. The 19th century saw a hardening of institutionalized racism and legal discrimination against citizens of African descent. Racism in the United States was worse during this time than at any other period before or since. Racism is shown in to kill a mockingbird when the case against tom Robinson and the way in which the anti-African in Maycomb shows animosity towards Atticus and his family.
That’s why I agree with the prosecuting argument of the American dream that Minorities, and women, were discriminated against. First off, minority men and women, like Book T. Washington, were oppressed daily by the majority. Slavery was once a very popular mindset of this country, however today we look upon it as cruelty. Book T. Washington was born into slavery and felt the white man oppressing him most of his life. He fought back and gave speeches against such oppression against him and his people.
Slavery was part of southern culture. This caused debate with the North and South and caused them to spit into two separate territories. Lastly, The Northerners hated the fugitive slave law, which was another important cause of the Civil War. The fugitive slave law stated that anyone being caught helping a slave will be fined and that citizens had to report any acts of someone helping a slave to freedom. The Northerners hated this law.
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
Even when it came to more accomplished African diplomats, they too were mistreated simply due to the color of their skin. Maltreatment occurred across the United States, as people of African descent were rejected from restaurants, social clubs and decent housing was denied (Romano, 2000, P.551-552). This mix of injustice begin to create a melting pot of frustrations and civil unrest. At the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement were two