The 19th Amendment did not bring equality for women in any sense, other than the gain of suffrage. In addition, although the amendment did not limit suffrage to only white women, black women often were prevented from voting. Women continue to face sexism in the workforce and all other areas of life, with women continuing to earn only seventy-seven cents for every dollar earned by a man. Although, women now surpass men in terms of education, and still makeup only 5% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 countries. They are held back by traditional gender roles.
Book Review: Race, Class, and Gender in the United States Leigh Anne Haygood August 10, 2010 Liberty University HSER 509 Dr. Nicole Cross Rothenberg, P. (2010), Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. New York: Worth Publishers. Abstract Rothenberg paints an oppressive picture for women, the financially oppressed and minority members of society. The author presents compelling essays of race, gender and class which examine the social construct of each issue. Race has been defined as the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton discussed the possibility of a women's rights convention when they were prevented from speaking at an anti-slavery convention in London in 1840. However, after the Civil War, some of the suffragettes were outraged when black men got the vote but not white women. Susan B. Anthony wrote indignantly about: "Patrick and Sambo and Wong Tong making laws for the daughters of Adams and Jefferson, women of wealth and education". As with the suffragette movement in the UK, there was a strong class element to the struggle. 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).
Jacksonian Democracy AP History Essay by Emily Hoggatt Because of the blatant disregard of women's rights, the forced removal of Native Americans, and growth of slavery and racist ideas; the term 'Jacksonian Democracy' is an inaccurate reflection of the era between the years 1828-1848. Although it is true that universal manhood suffrage and the glorification of the common man grew in this era, I believe that the numerous undemocratic trends in this era outweigh the few democratic strides. The status of women's rights in the era termed Jacksonian Democracy was not impressive. Women, besides being denied suffrage, were also denied more basic rights such as ownership of property after marriage and the right to get divorced. Even though women had the right to vote for a short time in the state of New Jersey, the idea of letting women vote was seen as ridiculous by most of the population.
Many of these facilities were, education, healthcare, transport, cinemas, restaurants and churches and even housing and estates were segregated. This shows the extent white went to separate them from the ‘inferior’ race. Jim Crow laws limited black Americans from having a better way of life as they were made poorer, didn’t have the opportunity to managerial roles as they were only allowed the low paying jobs and weren’t equal to white people increasing poor conditions, also, led to unequal or no voting rights in coloured communities. Under the Fifteenth Amendment black people had legal rights to vote across America. However, many southern states found ways around the laws to disenfranchise the black populations.
Although the end of the American civil war marked the end of slavery for African Americans, it did not mark their acceptance and equality with white people. Many southern states resented losing their slaves and were determined to keep African Americans as second class citizens. In 1950 segregation was in full force, meaning African Americans had separate churches, public transport, theatres, schools, hotels, swimming pools and many other facilities to white people. Segregation also applied to where people lived, so African Americans could only live in certain areas separate from white people, with these areas being much worse than the white suburbs, despite the separate but equal principle. Even when this was challenged in the Plessy vs Ferguson Supreme Court case the separate but equal principle was found to be constitutional.
Discrimination: Still Present Today In today’s society discrimination is a particularly controversial issue. From the end of the 19th century, women’s growth of education, and demands for greater equality of opportunity has increased.  The Gender Discrimination Act in 1975 prohibits discrimination against a certain gender in areas of employment.  Another highly debatable topic is amount of ethnic minority in the media and its visible under representation as well as stereotypes in news. 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.
1.05 English 3 Ain’t I a Woman? Being a black or white woman in the 19th century were two very different things because of the way that they were treated. Black women were mostly slaves and didn’t have even close to the rights that white women had, such as the right to go back to school or keep your own children. Black women were basically treated like less than dirt, which was a horrible horrible thing. And this isn’t even just about black women, it’s all women in general and how our rights were taken away.
Era Essay “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever” (Civil Rights Movement). In the 1900’s, believe it or not, people were segregated by gender and race. African Americans and women were both inferior in the eyes of American society. The way our society is today did not happen in the blink of an eye or overnight. It took much determination, motivation and effort.
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.