People make a difference with action, but thought without action is meaningless. The persecution of African Americans didn't leave overnight, it took people of all races to band together and fight against it. African Americans have come so far and letting racist people tear them down is a disheartening dilemma. And more so having racial profiling officials is something that needs to have more strict laws against these sorts of
By the turn of the century, segregation was firmly in place, there was competition between the races and diminishing African American to second class citizens. Mays of the jobs that were available went to the whites and blacks that had skills or a profession they was generally used to serve black clients. African American they were barred from serving on juror duties and they got a much stronger punishment than the whites for the same crime. As the Jim Crow law made things harder to change so did social norms. Those living in the south always addressed white southerners as mister, miss, and ma’am even those who had no social norms.
African Americans in the South suffered more because in all aspects of life, they were seen as ‘inferiority enshrined’ citizens when compared with White Americas. Although conditions were slightly better for Blacks in the North, they still suffered ‘de facto’ segregation. By 1953, the position of African Americans improved drastically! Many aspects of life including some form of desegregated education and desegregated access to some public areas were now available to Black Americans across American. Probably the most significant impact caused by World War II in advancing Civil Right for Blacks was revealing the horrors that could be caused if racism ‘went on too far’ because this sudden realisation caused many White Americans to begin opposing all racism at all circumstances.
They would be treated the same and given the same opportunities. It sounded good tin theory, but it was unrealistic in application. Studies were done and found that blacks were always separate, but never treated equally. Civil rights groups began to form and blacks began to fight back against the injustice and malpractice of this legislation. The “NAACP” was at the fore-front of many of these fights.
In the 70’s blacks and women once again suffered as the new right came into power and went along with white’s fears of radicalism and violence. The two groups were said to have already gained their rights and were not being suppressed anymore and those who felt otherwise were dangers to societies (Aug 2, Tucker notes). Even though blacks had come far with their struggle for equal rights, especially education it was still clear that there was still more discrimination to
This was a time where black activists such as Martin Luther King were rising and fighting for black rights. Blacks lived in constant fear that they would do something wrong and end up killed. The rumors and lies made up about these women prevented them from living a free life. Mrs. Hilly was keen on spreading unnecessary lies about the help “All these houses being built without maid quarters. It’s just plain dangerous.
The only way to overcome this fear is to find the courage, and there is courage in numbers. One way to find the courage one would need to break the silence is to find others who are willing (and trying) to do the same thing. Also, learn the history of those like you that have made a difference and broke the silence about racism in the past. One example would be those abolitionists that assisted with the Underground Railroad and helping to free the slaves. I'm almost 100% positive that those people were scared of many things, yet they found the courage to help those who were being wrong.
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”.
African Americans Today Althea Bowen HIS 204 Prof. Naomi Rendina November 19, 2012 African Americans have worked very hard to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain their equality and civil rights. African Americans have stand of for their civil rights by standing up to slave owners. They sacrificed themselves by taking physical beatings and verbal abuse. As the years go on they learned to protest for their rights. Over the years they have used all resourses available to them.
Malcolm expressed another feeling and angle that was not uncommon in the African American community during this time, frustration, anger, and fear (Tyner 2004). It is also important to remember that King and Malcolm X had very different upbringings. They both wanted a better life for African Americans they just had a different way of looking at