Slavery, which was a major uproar from colonial America to the civil war, is the racial epidemic of the enslavement of people for money and cheap labor with extensive abuses. The question that could be asked is were the slaves dignified, did they still keep their dignity? The word dignity is the conducting of self-respect as a person sees himself or herself rather than, how others perceive that person. Slavery has been around for years and slaves have been treated unfairly for countless of reasons and situations. Did they still keep their self-respect?
But after they were “released” they had nothing to do, they had grown up having structure, being told what to do; now they are lost. But the conditions before this was unbearable for some. the conditions along with the lack of nutrients and abuse, it helped them when they “escaped”. They don’t have the same opportunities as the “whites” and also this is left with them through many generations, always being looked down upon by the “superior” race. Even to today, this is still happening, a superior race, we try to say that everyone is equal but no African Americans would believe this, but this is all starting to change now that the US have a African American president.
That was because the whites were afraid that the black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system. Due to that the law was passed that black weren’t allowed to have any type of education. Life During Civil Rights Movement They mostly faced the problems of being black. Due to them being black they didn’t have many opportunities and they got rejected in everything. Also you can basically say we were here just to be neglected and be treated like nobody, and we were here for no reason.
My parents lived pretty well on Grand Avenue. But, of course how well they did was limited by segregation because blacks couldn’t work everywhere. B) Explain a major challenge or problem this person faced: One major challenge that I had was segregation and racism. Growing up back then black people had to know their place and stay in it. Even though slavery was abolished, we still weren’t completely free.
• Black and white people were divided by politics. • This meant that Black people were treated with less care whilst white people were cared for more. • Barriers were put into place so that Black people couldn’t vote for a new power due to their lack of education. • Tension amongst black and white people turned to hatred causing black people’s opinions and views to be irrelevant to any subject. • Southern school for blacks were poor standards which resulted in black people not being educated enough to vote or work for a living.
Some, especially Northerners who didn’t really adopt slavery had little slaves living there, apposed slavery, they were referred to as Abolitionists. Many Southerners supported slavery and believed the economy would collapse if slavery were to be abolished. The slavery issue remained and caused constant conflict between states. Few Southerners owned slaves, but those who did controlled the economy and governments of the Southern states. Some slaves were treated badly and suffered through many hardships, some were whipped and most were deprived of an education.
The black population of such cities was concentrated in ghetto areas, where homes and schools for blacks were inferior to those for whites. Because of their lack of education, blacks had fewer job opportunities than whites. Outside the south, whites were just as unwilling as southerners to mix with blacks. You can change the laws but you can’t force to change the attitudes whites felt towards them. Whites did not
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’. African Americans faced discrimination almost in every job, and they earned less, often due to the poor educational opportunities. The voting rights were different in the North from the South. In the North, almost all African Americans could vote. In the South however, the blacks were disfranchised, since the state governments introduced literacy tests, tests on the knowledge of constitution and Poll taxes, which African Americans had trouble with, because of poor education and financial problems.
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.
Meanwhile, the freedmen were homeless with little to no possessions; food were hard to acquire with no money. Especially since freedmen didn’t have many choices to choose from for jobs and they were low pay jobs. Secondly, slaves masters were sometimes nice to their slaves, while freedmen were being treated like trash. Freedmen were hated by the slave owners as a group in the south, while in the north, freedmen were disliked as an individual. Slaves were just liked or disliked depending if they worked hard and correctly.