By the turn of the century, segregation was firmly in place, there was competition between the races and diminishing African American to second class citizens. Mays of the jobs that were available went to the whites and blacks that had skills or a profession they was generally used to serve black clients. African American they were barred from serving on juror duties and they got a much stronger punishment than the whites for the same crime. As the Jim Crow law made things harder to change so did social norms. Those living in the south always addressed white southerners as mister, miss, and ma’am even those who had no social norms.
To what extent were African Americans treated as ‘second class citizens’ in the states between 1940 and 1946? Second class citizen is a person who is systematically discriminated against within an area despite their legal residency. African Americans were discriminated against not only socially, but also within economics and politics. The blacks were always targeted as a scape goat during issue like the Depression due to the Wall Street Crash. They were the first ethnic groups to feel the cuts being made to save money and ensure that the whites had the best standard of living.
Because of the large nature of the populace in the early days in America men and women, especially African American, without property were denied their rights to vote. In the American republic, such people were not accorded full citizenship rights. However, the people fought these archaic rules to liberate themselves. The historical struggle of the black people in America attained a peculiar significance in American history. The struggle by the African Americans ensured that the black people attained not only full citizenship, but also redefined the ongoing struggle for civil rights and liberties and how reliable governance should be implemented.
As a nation it was time for all Americans to enjoy equality not just the privileged whites. The Civil Rights movement tore the United States apart, instead of American embracing each other we fought each other because of the color of one’s skin. Equality is the bases of the United States Constitution and yet those freedoms that so many Americans had fought and died to protect were not afforded to everyone. American minorities for decades had been expected to defend their country but their own countrymen treated them as if they did not belong, they were segregated and shunned. The youth of the 60’s decided that if they were equal enough to fight for the freedom of all Americans on foreign soil, then they wanted to enjoy the same lifestyle as the privileged whites in their own country.
During the period there were mainly two Civil Rights Act . The first one is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this Civil Rights Act legally made segregation illegal.However, segregation still existed in many ways, for example, black children still could't go to white local schools. The act in 1965, demanded black people should have higher education opportunities .This improved the average knowledge of black people, and raised more black people with plasticity. Above is why I think desegregation is the most important factor that led to racial equality achievements during the period
However, this book informs us that the march of the children proved to be a pivotal point for the movement. It was the Children’s March and a lost of other students, events that highlighted a falling and depressed civil rights movement. Since the government was failing to protect its black citizens from injustice and hate under the guidance of Dr. King and other leaders, young blacks stood up for their own freedom and justice. Dr. King needed a victory and the Children’s March seemed to have been the turning point for
The Life of Malcolm X The civil rights movement was a hard time in American history, many are ashamed at how hard it was to achieve equal rights. This period of civil rights did stand to promote and create a set of social and economic rights for african americans previously in a shockingly unbalanced way compared to white americans. The movement of civil rights was hard fought in towns and cities throughout America. This struggle for equal rights was fought by equal rights organizations. The leaders of one of these organizations was one Malcolm X, at the time still known by his “slave name,” as he stated it, Malcolm Little.
Little by little they decided they needed more. African American men fought in War showing how well they can fight for their country alongside white men. Though slavery was the underlying reason for the war, another central debate was the rights of states versus the powers of the federal government (Bowles,2011). They fought long and hard not only for their rights but for the country they wanted to be so much a part of. Before the civil war African Americans still had no real rights.
Malcolm X advocated frequently for blacks who were unjustly treated by legal and social authority. He showed people that black people could be articulate, and highly intellectual. He advocated for black men to rise up and give the same reaction they received from the white power structure and not accept the status quo of racism and discrimination. It is because of Malcolm's views of social justice and revolutionary actions, that gave rise to the most influential and revolutionary groups in America today. People just could not believe how someone could take the life of someone of such great
They had equal protection of the law. This overturned the court decision of Plessy v. Ferguson. Fighting for equal rights is why now we have a black president, desegregated schools and transportation. Rosa Parks and other minority groups fought for equality in America. Though this is true Black people are still fighting for equality today.