Although many people believe that the civil war was only about slavery that is not totally true. The civil war was about many factors and issues that divided the North from the South. The civil war was fought between slave states and free states. For this reason it makes it seem as though it was a slavery war. The civil war created many economic downfalls for both the Union and Confederacy.
Race has always been attached to history primarily to the person’s color and the relationship between race and their social status. Although there were many white Americans that welcome the idea of having African Americans as equals, others did not agree to the change. They let their ignorance, racism, and self-interest to continue and spread their ideas of racial division to everyone around them. However, governments in the south, where ninety percent of blacks lived, barred them of their constitutional rights through poll taxes, limitations on registration, and literacy tests. Southern state governments also created legislation that restricted and controlled the lives of the ex-slaves, known as the “Black Codes”.
Every race has people that are discriminatory and this includes groups lime the black panthers other African supremacy groups are just as guilty in the category if racist groups as the KKK. The problem with hate groups are that they skew views people have about other races causing them to themselves become racist subconsciously. Studies have taken place at Stanford university as well as the university at California berkley that have studied racism and subconscious racism are still a very prominent aspect of humanity. Part of the problem in the unsuccessful attempts to kill racism is that there are people who don't admit that it's real anymore. Acceptance is a viable part if repentance.
Everything from education, unemployment rate gap, out of wed lock birth rates, bigotry, cultural bias, education opportunities, involvement of churches in the community, and the diversity of immigrants to the United States. Because of racism it has terrorized our nation and what our country stands for which is liberty and justice for all. Caucasians continue today to discriminate against minorities. However, the racism problem has gotten better over the years. We have come a long way, especially with the election of our African American President Obama.
Due to all the deaths, violence, and hardship that my fellow brothers and sisters have endured, Reconstruction has left African Americans everywhere with a bad taste in their mouths. Considering the circumstances, if you look around and compare the before and after of Reconstruction, you will notice that the achievements and advances made by African Americans are astonishing. The only downside is that it created white supremacy-minded organizations, which caused a lot of unnecessary African American blood to be shed. While many people today see Reconstruction as a short-lived success, or even failure for that matter, I see it as a major accomplishment for many key reasons. These reasons are that it has enabled the construction of black communities, it brought education to many African Americans, it brought African Americans into politics, it ratified the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, and it gave us a taste of what it means to be free.
Fighting for equal rights in the 1950’s was a job all in itself for coloreds in Monroe, North Carolina. Whether defending themselves from white supremacists or trying to fight for what’s right against racist law enforcers, life was not easy for colored peoples. In the first reading section of the book Negros With Guns by Robert F. Williams, I see that society definitely matters more then law. In the readings, society takes up a large portion of the scenario we read about. We see that the black community in Monroe takes up at least a quarter of the population, yet coloreds are still heckled by a large portion of the community.
Reishunda McShane Diversity in the United States with African Americans in Leadership roles The workplace increasingly is more diverse than ever before. For decades African Americans, women, and many minorities were excluded from participating in most of the desirable jobs and institutions. Even when declared unconstitutional, the discrimination against minority groups often persisted. Although some work organizations are making progress in their efforts to combat discrimination, African Americans particularly still face a series of unique problems imposed on them through the complex interactions of racially motivated negative attitudes and actions of individual and organizational policies and practices not encountered by Caucasians.
Some resorted to peaceful protests, although some protests turned to riots. Others resorted to more horrific things like the murder of notable men. Amongst the War in Vietnam racial issues were still brewing in America. African Americans were tired of standing in the shadows of ignorant whites who seen them less than equal. This movement caused strong opinions and “black power” to breakthrough.
“Did Slavery Destroy the Black Family?” Slavery in the USA had a large impact on all Afro-American population, which inhabited the country at that time. This impact can be still felt nowadays, as the consequences of such a relationship between the whites and the blacks are immense. Common opinion on the modern institute of black family is rather negative, stating that the black families are not so morally developed as the white ones. Although, there is a large number of single-parent black families living in the USA, however, the number of white single-parent families is not smaller. In order to understand the problems that black families face it is necessary to analyze the development of black families throughout the history.
The Racial Idea and Me American societal views of race mold almost all aspects of citizens’ lives. Opinions placed on African American racial groups are given stereotypes today that stem all the way from slavery in the 1800s. Unfortunately, negative attitudes towards minorities place an impact on American economy and beliefs to where every citizen can relate on a personal level. Affirmative action programs, put in place to help those minority groups affected by historical stereotypes, create huge debates in American society and politics. In this, affirmative action has become one of the largest effects of Unites States racial ideas.