Some were hurt and injured and one bus couldn’t make it all the way. The ride began in Washington D.C., May 4, 1961; there were 16 people all together. They started off to Virginia to test their Laws on segregation. They had made it all the way to Charlotte, North Carolina when they faced the first act of racism. African-American Joseph Perkins was arrested for trespassing while he attempts to have his shoes shined in a whites-only shoe shining chair.
The two themes that I will be writing about are the racial and poverty issues before and after Katrina. Poverty before Katrina in the state of Louisiana was still bad. Louisiana ranks second worst in our country in poverty. Once Katrina hit it just got worse. In the article written by Bob Faw from NBC News he states that many didn’t have any type of insurance, many could not leave the area because they were dependent on government checks, and many couldn’t even afford the basic transportation.
Vernon Johns and Claudette Colvin were two examples. Approximately four days after the Brown v. The Board of Education, Ms. Jo Ann Robinson, an English professor, wrote a letter to Montgomery Mayor W.A. Gayle on behalf of the WPC and the local chapter of the NAACP (Kinshasa, 2006). She was also arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white patron. This letter requested that the City of Montgomery desegregate the local bus system.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955 ‘‘My feet is weary, but my soul is rested’’ Mother Pollard The Montgomery Bus Boycott, Alabama was a one-year protest that started the The American Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks, regarded as an icon of the boycott was the one who sparked a crucial chapter in the history of the CRM. She refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus and allowed that event to be used as the reason to commence the campaign not only against segregation on buses but the entire protest against racial segregation. The final outcome of the boycott was that the Supreme Court of the United States decided that racial segregation on buses was unconstitutional. Blacks who lived in Montgomery faced segregation in their everyday life.
2) Explain why racial segregation is found especially in urban schools! There can be a lot of different reasons for it, why racial segregation is found especially in urban schools. I would like to work out the most important aspects. The first point is also mentioned in the text, the so called “White flight.” As coloured people want to move into white neighborhoods to get the same chances, the hire charges decline, because the quarter will not be attractive for the white population anymore and they will move away. And the public schools in black ghetthos have a very bad standard, so that the whites send their children to private or religious schools.
In fact, Chicago is amongst the top most socially and economically segregated cities in the country. For the purpose of this paper, I will discuss the effect that social and economic segregation has on Latino students in Chicago. Furthermore, I will discuss how the inequalities in property values, the inequalities within the schools of these neighborhoods, and the lack of health treatment facilities available to its residents. Chicago is known as a first class city in a first world country, where social and economic inequalities are less obvious than in third world countries. Nevertheless, social and economic disparity thrives in inner city neighborhoods.
Though the desegregation of schools in North Carolina granted blacks access to better educational resources and wealthier scholastic opportunities, the resultant dilution and erosion of the black educational community devastated its resolve and essential coherence. These negative effects of integration are only somewhat less visible even today. Black-only schools operated under astounding inequity before integration. With white schools hogging state funds, black administrators turned to their communities for support. When George Miller was principal in Wilkes County, NC, the community struggled to support the schools with funds, equipment, and food for the cafeteria.# Still, communities could provide very little, so educators adjusted their educational focus.
Neglect of Black Studies Black Studies is a very important in our society and not only is it crucial in establishing equal rights to African Americans but also is part of American history and should be acknowledged for that. Johnnetta B. Cole exemplifies how black studies has been neglected and is being neglected even more since it was created in Black Studies in Liberal Arts Education; she presses this issue and portrays it as a beneficial aspect on society. Black Studies have always posed controversy and have always been ignored in the liberal arts education. Although Black Studies in the liberal arts education have been decreasing in size it is necessary for society to recognize this issue and put more awareness on this predicament. The African American culture has been a very important part of American History, yet it is constantly being overlooked from the American education programs.
Racism is one of the world’s major issues today. Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring. For those people who are being discriminated, being different is something that people in society seem to not understand, and it scares them. We can tell it is obvious that racism is bad as it was many decades ago but it sure has not gone away. Racism very much exists and it is about time that people need to start thinking about the solutions to this matter.
The New York World has a photograph of Rosa Parks being fingerprinted in the police office. What did she do wrong? She didn’t give up her seat (which was in the section designated for African Americans) for a white man. This caused her arrest. This action sparked outrage, spurring a bus boycott for over a year until buses were officially desegregated.