Many people during this time period supported his strategies and saw what he was saying as very influential. He believed in the evolution of black society and the only way to gain equality would be by earning need of work Washington felt that blacks could not be a in a position to improve their standing until their communities reached a level of development that made equality undeniable. He told blacks to concentrate on education and financial progress as well as keeping close community ties. This way, in time, the black community would be full of doctors, lawyers, architects, teachers, businessmen and other professionals. The black community would evolve out of its poverty into something that could not be denied as equals.
Instead of preaching that one day the blacks would have equality and preaching wrong, Booker T. Washington preached to them that being equal is not what it is all about. He did this so the blacks would not lose faith and eventually give their hopes up on being equal. They ended up focusing on themselves and their brothers and dealt with the system. They accepted themselves as blacks into this nation. In today's day and age for example, there are people who are still racist, people who don't accept blacks because of their color and culture, but today blacks understand that and accept it.
I have to wonder if Singleton did not use this as a way to get across the ugly word that so many are afraid to even hear uttered. The “N” word as it has been deemed is one of the foulest derogatory words that one can utter yet it is still widely used today by African Americans when they refer to each other. I have to wonder if Singleton did not want to just put it out there right in the title, maybe to
This decision contradicted the previous decision in the case Plessy Vs Ferguson which ruled that separate but equal was fine. The Judge said that the very fact that anything was separate was in fact not equal. The decisions and actions made by the Supreme Court helped aid the cause of equality in America during this time. People coming to America are excited because they know that America is the land of opportunity and equality. When in reality, equality was only a dream to many blacks in America.
Justice Racism has been one of the worst problems black people have endured since they came in touch with the white race. Racism is a belief that one's own race is superior and has the power to rule others. In Martin Luther King's writing “Letter From Birmingham Jail”, he answers the criticism given by his fellow clergyman that judged his actions as “unwise and untimely” (King5). King makes the reader understand that black people are tired of being treated as outcasts and as an inferior race thus, reassures the clergyman that black people's inalienable rights are being ignored. However, King proves to the clergyman, in his writing, that black people deserve equal rights by appealing to the reader's emotions, appealing to logic and
"Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?” Socially, blacks were subjected to segregation and discrimination. Segregation wasn’t really a large problem to them, however, as they were more interested in forming a black community rather than integrating with the whites. However, I mean, it is still pretty awful to be treated like you’re not a being worthy enough to drink out of the same water fountain or attend the same school based on skin color. Blacks were subjected to many dehumanizing things socially speaking. Oh, and lets not forget the KKK (if that falls into this category; I think it does) who harassed, intimidated, and killed black people.
When the option to choose a black over a white counterpart the black race still to this day fear being looked over; only because of skin color. Some blacks in authority do the same discriminating practice when given the opportunity to be in authority; for fear their supervisor will think they are being partial to their race. It should be who would fit in the organization with the right attitude, the right qualifications, & capabilities to adjust to the task at hand. This also, brings into play so many aspects of why do gangs exist at all? In the film they pointed out that the majority of the young men were raised and mentored by their mothers, grandmothers & aunts.
Lee wrote was a letter to his wife about slavery in 1856. In this letter Lee talks about how “The blacks are immeasurable better off here than in Africa, morally, socially and physically.” By saying this Lee shows his willingness to accept the African American society into the southern white society. Lee isn’t necessary an anti-slavery activist but he isn’t a pro-slavery supporter either. Robert E. Lee once stated that he saw slavery as necessary but not proper. Lee concluded that slavery would help both white and black races grow equally.
Malcolm X demonstrated the anger and the struggle, of the African Americans in the 1960s. During his lifetime he influenced many African Americans to stand up for their rights against the injustices set by the American government. Malcolm was criticized for his extremist views and actions while on the other hand he has been praised for his efforts in raising the status for African Americans. The views of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X often collided because of their different methods of fighting for equality. Most of Malcolm X’s views collided with the views of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s philosophy was “turn the other cheek,” meaning violence will not elevate you and bring you closer to your goals.
How far do you agree that the impact of WW2 was the reason why the position of black Americans improved 1945-55? WW2 changed the civil rights for black Americans extremely quickly with many black Americans fighting in the war. This lead too many people actually respecting black Americans and helped them gain rights. With 1.2 million black Americans fighting for America against the fascists of Germany they realised that even though they were fighting for equality they didn’t even have this in their own country. This therefore questioned the double V campaign as it was supposed to be a victory at home as well as at war but without equality then this would not be possible.