the black people in America suffered from the police interference in their lives and were even imprisoned even though they were not guilty. It is obvious that every human being has dreams. Martin Luther King had a dream too, which was seeing the world in peace and having equality rule the world. He dreamt about having brotherhood and seeing black and whites “sit down together at the tale of brotherhood”. To conclude, black people all over the world, wherever they live were for a long time victim of racism for their skin color.
Minorities use to be slaves, and had very little status in society, but that status was built up to the point where there now suppose to be equals. Although, many feel inferior to these immigrants therefore they discriminate against them through gender, age, religion and race. Despite the promotion of equality there are still many types of discrimination in today’s society. Discrimination visibly occurs in the workplace as well as in the mass media. Why are their still forms of discrimination in today’s society?
We are governed by public and private interests. These interests are based on our very own constitution that is set up to give everyone an opportunity to succeed in our growing culture. American Exceptionalism is partially a reflection of our nation’s long history, but Americans can tend to be ethnocentric and judge other cultures by the standards of their own. When a lot of people think of America, they think about a country that is made up of a mixing bowl of races and ethnicities. They think of a culture that is founded on constitutional rights and god given freedoms that everyone should have.
it gave the meaning and identity which they had lost when racism was at its height. As a result people were more proud and independent. Overall the black panther party were very successful however this was only a small division of the black power movement. so therefore as a whole the black panthers had minimal success. However it can be argued that they achieved a lot as they helped give black people their identify back a key thing that they wanted to achieve.
But it seem like we are unsuccessful to end racial discrimination as well, the author pointed out “The number of middle-class and upper-middle-class African American families is rising, but for whatever reason - racism, psychological comfort – these families tend to congregate in predominantly black neighborhoods” (332). And not only African
There are certain cultural practices that came to America with the enslaved Africans that have long been forgotten as the years went by. A good example of these differences is the conflict between American born Blacks and the immigrated Africans in Bronx. According to the Oscar Johnson research Both African immigrants differ from their black predecessors, not only culturally, but in experience and perspective. Those differences are rarely discussed but widely understood to be at the root of a great divide. While some African Americans are "very nice," he said, "The difference is the way we have been raised.
In order for racial equality to exist, African Americans must feel as though their needs had been met. They were fighting for economic equality, being able to vote without intimidation, termination of segregated public transport and places, to change attitudes, and the extinction of day to day discrimination on the whole. Although all these factors were covered by the Civil Rights campaign it is questionable as to what extent they were covered; and whether racial equality had been achieved by 1965. Before the Civil Rights campaign came about, the economic and social rights for black American's was almost non-existent. Black unemployment rates seemed to remain constantly higher than the corresponding sums for white people and even if they were successful in finding a job they wouldn't usually receive equal pay.
Most likely these successes or disappointments were determined by an external factors which were beyond their control. America was the dream land for the new comers and the land of slavery and bad memories that haunted the African Americans, however in some occasions the dream land was a nightmare for the immigrants, and the land of slavery was the land where African Americans were ready to pay their lives to protect their freedom. Immigrants who came to America in last decades of the 18th century and early 19th century didn't differ much from their predecessors. Escaping racial, religious, and political persecution, or seeking relief from a lack of economic opportunity or famine were the main reasons that pushed many immigrants out of their homelands. They imagined the United States as a land of freedom, where all persons enjoys equality before the law, could worship as they pleased , enjoyed economic opportunity.
Throughout history, African Americans have faced a great deal of adversity. They endured many years of slavery where they were forced into positions of servitude to the whites. After slavery had been abolished, African Americans were forced to deal with additional controversial matters such as the Jim Crow laws. These laws mandated the racial segregation in all public facilities in the southern states of the United States. These laws also created environments for African Americans that had a tendency to be inferior to those provided for white Americans.
Each group of reformers challenged the words of our founding fathers as stated in the Constitution, “…in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity,…promote the general welfare…to ourselves and our posterity…,” progressives were searching for a perfect union for every individual to be satisfied with. Many black American activists became increasingly popular during this time period, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois were the most prominent. Both varied greatly in terms of ways to gain and retain rights as American citizens. Booker T. Washington, an ex-slave himself, believed black