Role Of Discrimination In Civil Rights

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Civil Liberties: Discrimination Ever since the Civil War, the United States has been faced with the issue of discrimination against African Americans and women. Many people in the United States believed that African Americans did not belong in society, they were not considered as human beings but as property. They discriminated against them at work, in school, and on the streets. They were segregated from everyone else because of their skin color. Americans also believed that women did not have rights. They had no voice in politics and that their role was to stay at home, cook for their husbands, and take care of the children. They were not allowed to participate into anything that was related to men, such as school, sports, and work. As…show more content…
They organized various sit-ins, bus boycotts and many other peaceful protests to government hoping for a change. The biggest march, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by Martin Luther King Jr. brought together many civil rights leaders and united them in one common cause. They ensured that their march was peaceful and that it respected the law, so it would not send a bad image to congress about their goals. Around 1965, the Black Power Movement emerged and began to take over the original aims of Martin Luther King Jr. The followers argued for for black self-determination and the protection of their values and culture. I believe that the unequal treatment of African Americans wan unjust and unconstitutional. I believe that the government should have taken action to help ensure equal rights to…show more content…
Just like the blacks, almost all the universities did not accept women. They believed that a women had no need for an education since she was just going to stay at home. The ideology in America was that a women does not to work. She had to stay at home, look after the kids, cook dinner, and clean the house. This was the mindset the public had about what women should do before the civil rights movement. They discriminated against women because they believed that women were not smart enough or weren’t strong enough to work. That soon changed when women in the United States also rebelled for equal rights under the civil rights movement. In 1963, Women received their first break, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act which made it illegal for employers to pay a women less than what a man would receive. In 1967, President Johnson's policy of 1965 was expanded to cover discrimination based on gender. This required all businesses and schools to have the same amount of education as men would enjoy. As a result of the civil rights movement, women were finally no longer discriminated because of their

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