You can also take the route and correlate low class people were neglected, which cost many lives and peoples’ homes. It was argued that when Hurricane Betsey hit, the levees were blown purposely so that the water would overflow into the 9th ward (predominately poor African Americans) and protect the more expensive lake areas (predominately rich Caucasians). It is clear that class plays a major part in whether you are cared about by a government. If I was the director of the film, I would change the way that Spike Lee went about interviewing the people. I think that Lee portrayed the affects of the Hurricane Katrina on less affluent people, which made it more biased.
A WOMAN OF GREATNESS Rosa Louise Parks was a female African-American civil rights activist. She was born on February 14, 1913, and passed away on October 24, 2005. She is nationally recognized as the mother of the modern day civil rights movement in the United States. She came to light when she was arrested in 1955; a time when the United States was heavily segregated. She was arrested because she refused to give up her seat, and make room for a white passenger who had gotten on the bus after her.
Ferguson & Baltimore, Segregation to Separation: Prophecy Coming To Pass It is unfortunate that, the violent racial riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, that occurred after the death of clearly innocent Black youth, has diverted the public debate to ‘need for better policing’. The casualty has been obfuscation more fundamental issues like; century-old public policy of systematic social segregation, increasing economic inequality, and wholesale abdication by the state of social welfare obligations Century-Old Systematic Segregation According to The University of Chicago’s sociologist, Douglas S. Massey, “Housing segregation is both a consequence and a cause of Black poverty. Housing markets distribute not only a place to live, but they
After the banning at Concord, many libraries followed this precedent, banning it regularly from the children’s section. Twenty years after the publication of Huck Finn, it was also banned in Brooklyn, New York. Adults believed Huck was a bad role model for kids: he ran away, stayed dirty, used bad grammar, chewed tobacco, and never followed rules. Since the 1930’s, many libraries and schools across the nation have adopted the use of a revised Huck Finn with omitted scenes and substituted words (“The Banning of Huckleberry Finn: The Pros and Cons of the
On December 1, 1955, she boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. During her ride, she was told to move out of her seat and to the "colored section" in the back. She refused and was arrested. Her arrest triggered a systematic response among the civil rights community in Montgomery --- a boycott of public transportation. Leading the boycott effort was a young Reverend Martin Luther King, pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery.
Montgomery Bus Boycott: Factfile Intro The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a refusal of many black Americans to use the Montgomery State bus service because it was segregating the seats. Many political figures led the boycott including Martin Luther King. Eventually, a year after a year of dispute and violence the Supreme Court ruled that the bus service could not use segregation laws. This was the first pivotal event that enabled coloured Americans to pursue freedom and justice through the Civil Rights Movement. Key Features The official start of the boycott was on December 1st 1955.
ENG 111-04 The problem that Kozol finds is the lack of knowledge that people who live in the suburban areas have about the segregation that whites and blacks still face today. Public schools are still divided into groups where whites hang out with whites and blacks hang out with blacks. People like that of Martin Luther King Jr. fought so that we may all be equal, but in reality racism still occurs everywhere and in different extremities today. As part of the solution to fix the severity of segregation, Kozol suggests that cities have cross-city busing to integrate schools. This will give blacks and whites the chance to equally share the same schooling experience.
There is a tendency to view the racial segregation in American housing as the result of several local, uncoordinated decisions made in the past. Typically, Americans are told that once African American families began moving into a neighborhood, their prejudiced white neighbors would panic and start fleeing. This in turn led to plummeting property values, tax revenues, and a cycle of deteriorating neighborhoods that were in sharp contrast to those occupied by white residents. All of this taken together has some truth, but it is masking a far more important factor. For most of the twentieth century, racially discriminatory policies of federal, state, and local governments dictated where white and black citizens should and could live.
“For example, many African American schools received less public funding per student than nearby white schools” (Fefles). The documentary 4 Little Girls and the chapter on Race and Ethnicity in America taught me many interesting things which ensue in my personality. The documentary 4 Little Girls and the chapter 15: Race and Ethnicity in America are based on racism. They both show us how terrible were the times during the Civil Rights Movement. The bombing of the church in Birmingham was one of the most important incidents which proved to us how unfair were African American people treated.
The separating of black and white has caused many problems in society and these inequalities are still felt today. Rebellion, revolution, boycotting and even riots, have led to tensions between the two races. Additionally, desegregating schools led to a learning gap between black and white students. The Constitution states that no state can make the law that takes away the rights and privileges of citizens making them immune to it. Desegregation of public places should be allowed because it is inequitable to separate humans based on the color or pigmentation of their skin.