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.
While Booker T. hoped to create change by African Americans assimilating into white society, and becoming a vital part of their world, DuBois wanted Blacks to virtually push their way into society. DuBois, demanded that black be given civil liberties, the right to vote, and education to all Blacks. Instead of demanding, Booker T. believed if Blacks helped themselves as much as possible they will soon be recognized, accepted, and helped by whites. While these two seem like polar opposites this was not always the case. Prior to 1901 DuBois was a supporter of Booker T. Washington’s ideals.
They had to face overt racism in everyday life which is why a select few chose to “pass” into the white majority. The term “passing” in reference to the Harlem Renaissance is the act of a mixed race person, or mulatto, deciding to adopt the white portion of their race and abandon the black portion for the many privileges that go along with being white. This act of “passing” was more than just a change of appearance; it was a change of culture. Nella Larson’s Passing explores the relationship between two women, Clare and Irene, both of mixed races, who chose to embody different parts of their race. Clare crosses the race line, marries white and becomes a part of the white majority while Irene, though she passes occasionally, moves to Harlem and is actively involved in the black community.
Garvey’s significance in reducing racial discrimination in the short term is a debatable question and is highlighted by the rift of historical opinions. Garvey’s ideology and belief in racial pride and black nationalism made him different to other black leaders. This led to immediate support from the black community but also criticism from authorities and other civil rights leaders. On his arrival in 1916 Garvey gained immediate support which coincided with the death of Booker T. Washington. The death of Washington left a space for a new black leader which Garvey intended to fill.
In the 1920’s there was many advancements and changes made. These changes allowed Americans to progress and become more independent. Most of these changes had a positive outcome and gave many people hope for the future. Some of these changes include technology advancements, new genres of music, and change in the roles of women. To begin with during the 1920’s music had a huge impact on many Americans.
As more and more Americans moved into urban areas to work in factories and other jobs created by this economic boom, new social problems were created, such as slums, the spread of diseases and labor disputes, among dozens of others. Something had to be done in order to fix the nation. Thoughtful people of the era, who see inequalities in life, wanted to do something about the unfairness. In other words, it can be said that they see life is not fair and some people have it really well and other people have to struggle so why not help these people who are struggling rather than take advantage of them and exploit them. Many Americans attempted to reform the often harsh social and economic conditions fostered by rapid industrialization and urbanization and progressive movement was the response of the nation.
The NAACP and SCLC welcomed black and white members arguing that the cooperation between the two would make the movement stronger. However the more radical groups felts that black people should work alone. Furthermore, groups in America during this period such as; SNCC and CORE, were both protest groups which aimed at improving working and living conditions for black people, and to make them equal to other races in the USA. These had been quite moderate organisations which were linked to Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. This was the first time that black organisations had really tried to improve conditions in the cities.
How far do you agree that the black power hindered the black civil rights in 1960’s ? The black power movement referred to a group of African Americans who wanted change in America, socially, politically and economically. They wanted better jobs, education and services and generally the rights they felt they were entitled to. The rights they wanted can be seen in the Black Panther’s 10 point plan. It could be argued that the arrival of the black power movement did hinder the fight for black civil rights in 1960’s because of the negative media attention it gained because of the violent method used.
THE NEW DEAL AND HOW IT AFFECTED afRICAN AMERICANS Between the years 1933-1936, a series of economic programs(better known as The New Deal) was enacted by Pesident Fanklin D. Roosevelt. The United States was going through the Great Depession, whereas thee was an economic downfall. In esponse the the economic crisis, executive orders were given and laws wee passed by congress during the F. D. Roosevelt administration. The New Deal was an excellent response to the Great Depression, in which it on the 3 R’s(relief, recovery and reform.The relief was to help the poor and unemployed; the recovery was for the American economy to return to a normal state and reform was a financial system to stop any future depressions. Within
The authors intended audience would be 18 and older because they understand more and get a better understanding of the situation and people who can understand the political world. That is why he establishes a close relationship with the audience. Dyson Brings up a good point on how the poor blacks were framed as looters and refugees. It is clear that stereotype against blacks still remain in America and are spread throughout the media. Refugees was a term that caused denunciations by blacks leaders because it seemed to deny that black folk were citizens of the nation.