African Americans were segregated from the whites and also Women had no rights because Men were seen as the alpha male. The obstacles of the two would probably fit into the race and gender of how America was back in the twentieth century. African Americans were always hard to be put in society in the 1900’s because of slavery. Even though slavery had ended in the 1950’s, they were still not accepted into society. The northern parts of the United States accepted African Americans, and many try to escape to the north to try to get employed and leave the racial segregation in the south.
Blogger Kanazawa also feels if you’re a black African woman you’re less attractive than a woman of another race. Kanazawa accepts that men who are black African are more attractive than other men from other cultures. He is contrasting the black and non black races. Kanazawa wants his readers to believe the resentment that is between this race and other races, is because of everyday comparisons. Ethics are principles reflecting the values of a society, Kanazawa has manipulated Black woman, as well the black culture.
Marriage in the African American Community Marriage in the African American community is almost null and void. The divorce and separation rate in the African American community is at an all time high. This is to some extent due to the value of marriage in the African American community changing. More and more of African Americans are being raised in single family homes. African American women are not getting married for love anymore.
Black feminist must have personal life experiences, must interact with the ordinary Black woman to develop deeper thoughts and ideas, and must maintain accountability for their work and whatever backlash it might receive. The second key group is the acceptance of Black women scholars themselves. Black scholars must be able to not only support you but also relate to the ideas presented. The final group is the confrontation of Black women scholars with “Eurocentric masculinist political and epistemological requirements.”
The suffragette movement gained strength in America after black men got the vote (though most southern black men were effectively disenfranchised by literacy laws, the poll tax, threats and intimidation etc). Just as, in the UK, the movement grew when working class men got the vote. In both countries there was great resentment amongst upper class women that men of inferior social status could vote, when they couldn't. It spurred them on to greater efforts. The abolition movement was the movement to abolish slavery.
The late 19th century and early 20th century was a time period in which both African-Americans and women in general were experiencing opportunities for advancement and change within society. I would argue that in both To Joy My Freedom and When Ladies Go A’Thieving women were challenging the role that women belonged in the house, while their reasons for challenging this role differed. Women and African-American’s were seen as subordinates in the late 19th and early 20th century, and the African-American women experienced double-trouble, so to speak. While it is fair to examine the comparisons between women in general, it is equally as fair to note the role that race played. In To Joy My Freedom, by Tera Hunter it is clear the oppression that African-American’s were still facing in the South.
Race is a group of people who have similar physical characteristics or in other words, the look similar while ethnicity refers to cultural characteristics. This is a group of people who are able to identify with one another because of heritage. Ethnicity is primarily presented in the film. During the war blacks were able to work jobs that earned them enough money to buy houses, build businesses, and live the “American Dream” the ethnicity of blacks during this time was one that was proud, and successful. The progression from industrial to information age had a negative impact on blacks because their skills were neither able to be used in the high paying high skilled jobs, nor in the low wage sweat ship jobs.
• Southern school for blacks were poor standards which resulted in black people not being educated enough to vote or work for a living. • Southerners and northerners refused to work alongside one another due to the stress and havoc of the Civil War • The plantation southern belle’s morals and beliefs had all changed so the social class fell. • Racism continued to increase in the southern rather than decrease causing backlash amongst the black citizens. • Black people began to blend in with social classes as they were not trapped anymore and were ‘free’. • Even though slavery was illegal, sly and unofficial slavery took place in order for black people to survive and live in both the south and north of America.
So, even though they took a step forward in equality outside of the south, it didn’t really help that much as they couldn’t do much with the vote because of the attitudes shown towards blacks from whites. This also links to segregation shown outside the south, even though it was no longer the law. The Second World War was not a turning point for African Americans because even though segregation was not a law in the states outside the south, they still suffered with De Facto segregation. This happened in cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit. The black population of such cities was concentrated in ghetto areas, where homes and schools for blacks were inferior to those for whites.
IAH 201: U.S. & The World (D) The Women’s Rights Movement Starting In the early 1800s women began to question their general role in society and how it is unjust and unfair. Interestingly the educated radicals and working class women in early 1800s were still concerned with the roles and rights of women, they did not classify suffrage as being the prominent issue. The idea of women’s suffrage did not become the primary goal of the Women’s rights movement until around the 1850s, and then remained the primary goal up until 1920 when women finally achieved the right to vote. Further, there were many significant male and female figuresthat played crucial roles in the Women’s rights movements that eventually led to, but didn’t stop at, the achievement of women’s right to vote in 1920. It was in the early 1800s when women began to question various issues such as their roles in society and their rights as a woman, or their lack of rights and unjust inequality in comparison to males.