Marriage in the African American Community Marriage in the African American community is almost null and void. The divorce and separation rate in the African American community is at an all time high. This is to some extent due to the value of marriage in the African American community changing. More and more of African Americans are being raised in single family homes. African American women are not getting married for love anymore.
African Americans were segregated from the whites and also Women had no rights because Men were seen as the alpha male. The obstacles of the two would probably fit into the race and gender of how America was back in the twentieth century. African Americans were always hard to be put in society in the 1900’s because of slavery. Even though slavery had ended in the 1950’s, they were still not accepted into society. The northern parts of the United States accepted African Americans, and many try to escape to the north to try to get employed and leave the racial segregation in the south.
The suffragette movement gained strength in America after black men got the vote (though most southern black men were effectively disenfranchised by literacy laws, the poll tax, threats and intimidation etc). Just as, in the UK, the movement grew when working class men got the vote. In both countries there was great resentment amongst upper class women that men of inferior social status could vote, when they couldn't. It spurred them on to greater efforts. The abolition movement was the movement to abolish slavery.
How far did the position of Black Americans improve in the years 1945-1955? During the decade after the Second World War, many political, social and economic changes took place in the USA. Some of these were influential in improving the position of Black Americans whereas others were not so effective. The Second World War transformed the American Economy and had extensive effects on both North and South. In the South, $4.5billion was spent creating factories that produced war goods.
Dubois’s solution is that African Americans must constantly fight and argue for what they desire in order to ever gain their rights (Doc E). Education was an issue amongst blacks and whites. Although school enrollment rates increased from roughlt 0% to 50%, between 1860 and 1925, there were higher illiteracy rates amongst blacks for their education was still below whites. Washington though if black focused on advancing economically they would eventually receive the rights they deserved. He supported trade schools such as Tuskegee that would teach trades.
Most people are unfamiliar with World War I impact on American society. $33 billion was wasted on the war, interprets the government to tax everything thin from tobacco to luxury goods. The Great Migration impacted African Americans where they moved from the South to the big cities where they faced negative and positive issues. Women in war changed how we women are today, back then women starting taking men's job. Initially, billions were wasted on war, bonds were a problem, and propaganda started to rise.
Pamela had appeared to do trend analysis in her report showing that there was a three year turnover rate among female and black employees. Another discriminatory trend that Pamela’s analysis revealed was that “both blacks and women were paid slightly less than male Caucasian professionals with comparable qualifications and tended to receive consistently lower performance rating compared with white male peers.” This information proves that the promotion policies of the company are a major factor in the staffing problems. Another problem that the company faces in terms of staffing is Bob recognizing the discrimination and not doing anything about it. Not only did he notice it himself and fail to do anything, but he also had another employee,
With war comes with a price, the weapons from guns to armory and the bravery of our men and women that have to survive in harsh conditions. Being thousands of miles away, missing loved ones at the dinner table on special occasions, all is a factor of a sociological of imagination. Another topic that caught my eye significantly was the issue on unemployment. Millions of Americans are without jobs and are collecting unemployment money. With the harsh conditions of the society, people without jobs cannot afford to survive.
As far as I’m concerned black people are the 2nd largest population in America. Throughout the years, they have grown a tough shell to deal with the hatred. To be honest it does hurt, it's just reminds me the kind of world we live in. I have to tell myself to not care what others think of me because what is the point? Karma would eventually get to them and that makes me feel good.
Americans are brought to believe that if they work hard, they will succeed in life. This is not the case though, due to the lack of education to earn a living wage for most families already in poverty. In 2005, thirty-seven million Americans, representing twelve-point-seven percent of the population, lived below the poverty line (Beegle 15). High school dropouts are more likely to be unemployed and earn a lower wages. Studies show that in 1993, the risk of poor children were two times higher for grade repetition and high school drop outs, one-point-three times more for parents reporting emotional or behavioral problems, and six-point-eight times for reported cases of child neglect (Beegle 17).