Thus, the Civil Rights movement was able to create significant social and political change in America. The Civil Rights movement resulted significant change in social in several ways. First, with the Jim Crow law, which promoted racial separation that caused restrictions, discrimination in employment, housing, and schooling remained a significant obstacle for African Americans living in urban ghettos in the North and the West. This segregation led to the rebellious actions such as sit ins a tactic often used by the Congress of Racial Equality. Sit ins is when black males, often college students that sat down at the whites-only lunch counter.
These examples would explain how the lives of Southerners would be ruined and that the country would come to an end if slaves were freed. On page 22, Dew gave portions of a speech, by Governor John J. Petus of Mississippi that was given to the state legislature. In this speech he said, “Secession was the only way to avoid the blight of Black Republicans politics and free Negro morals”, he continued to say that if slaves were freed, Mississippi would become “a cesspool of vice, crime and infamy” (22). Petus was attempting to rationalize that the state would become a haven of criminals if slaves were freed. What he was more than likely concerned with was the idea of losing the vast revenue accrued from slavery, but he used scare tactics to get approval for secession.
We must name it, describe it, analyze it, understand it and change it” he is talking about the injustices of the American government. The more the American people are better to understand the way our system really works the more we will have the power to change the corrupt system. One point that stood out for me was when he said that the U.S. was so afraid that if they were to leave
The immediate effects that he left was the 1968 Riots in Chicago, the improvement of the Civil Rights Act, and the Poor People’s campaign which demanded for economic and human rights for everyone in the United States. On the long term impact, his death led to a social change because of the acts that helped the African Americans get less discriminated. And last but not the least, the Martin Luther King was a positive impact because this day was all about service towards people who needed help. Some of the impacts that was left behind might seem to be negative but these impacts were all about change that everyone has an initiative on
Use of technology in the civil rights campaign is also a key turning point for the campaign as during the 60’s further advancements were made by national broadcasts showing ill treatment of activist in places such as Birmingham and Selma in Alabama, expanding further support for the Civil rights campaign internationally. James Farmer claimed “we felt we could count on the racists of the South to create a crisis so that the federal Government would be compelled to enforce the law” Along with this, Kings motivational ‘I have a dream’ speech in Washington DC 1963 can be argued to be the key factor as it leads to the Civil Rights Act of 1965. King has a significant role in the civil
‘Key individuals rather than organised campaigns were the real force for change in the achievement of equal rights for Americans’ Social inequality segregation and racism has held a heavy burden over African Americans in the history of United States. Being treated as a second class of human beings was something that the coloured people of America had to live with. Powerful individuals pushing for the triumph of equivalent rights for all Americans were the courage and determination behind the ongoing fight against the violent injustice that the white people of America cruelly imposing upon the Black society. The act of civil rights in 1964 was the transformation that the colored people of America had hoped for. The Americans were finally free from the gruelling oppression
He delivered speeches that got his followers to build anger and not want a peaceful demonstration. Many viewed Malcom as an extremist and in his speeches he preached about separatism between blacks and whites. . The Civil Rights Movement was an era dedicated to activism for equal rights and fair treatment of African Americans in the United States. Rallies were held to end discrimination, segregation and to change the culture, political and social mind set of America.
It is up to the individuals themselves to accept other people’s way of life. According to Tomovska, “within the microsystem the change and development of one member can instigate change in other members as well”. Mass media also plays a huge role on the negative perception of a certain ethnic minority. According to a very credible source, White, Rob and Perrone Santana, form the article Racism, Ethnicity and Hate Crime. “The negative portray of ethnic minority youths in the media is not, however, simply or solely due to, misguided stereotypes and sensationalist reporting.
It drove home the importance of confronting the dirty secret that we white people carry around with us every day: in a world of white privilege, some of what we have is unearned. I think much of both the fear and anger that comes up around discussions of affirmative action has its roots in that secret. So these days, my goal is to talk openly and honestly about white supremacy and white privilege. White privilege, like any social phenomenon, is complex. In a white supremacist culture, all white people have privilege, whether or not they are overtly racist themselves.
In both incidents the parents make a mistake, but because one family was white and the other black, their stories were portrayed a lot different from one another just because of their race. With Stuart Hall’s theory, I want to analyse these events to determine which of these stories is either Reflective, Intentional or