A great contributor to this issue was racism among the white population. Whites in both the North and South felt that they should not have to compete with blacks for jobs and felt that they should be a submissive race like they were before. Many whites were horrified and insulted at the fact that blacks were trying to get employment in any other job other than farming and field
She also talks about how categories such as gender, race and class are not “free standing distinct systems” but instead “mutually constructing” intersecting systems, which doesn’t play much to her favor since she is a black female. Being that our society is a patriarchy (male dominated) and has been for so long, (women started to get the right to vote in the US in the year of 1920) it may seem odd or even hard when people have to answer up to a woman in charge; because we are just simply not use to it. In Patricia Hill Collins’s article she makes it seem that poverty and low economic opportunities seem inevitable towards black women: “Black men’s lower income meant that the majority of Black women could not marry wealth nor could their mixed-race children inherit it”. It truly seem like an ongoing process since, even their children have to start from
Many proposed the end of racial segregation and the Jim Crow laws that limited their social rights like the Black Codes did. State laws that violated the 15th amendment, which promises that the right to vote cannot be denied on the basis of race, color or previous condition of servitude, were removed and the federal government response to the Ku Klux Klan’s violence were effective in diminishing he clan’s actions against African Americans. Better job opportunities were present up north, causing many to join the Great Migration to the northern states. The African American community continues to fight against racial segregation and discrimination to live a life of equal rights and
How do George and Lennie represent the theme of “outsiders”? The word “outsiders” means when someone or something doesn’t belong in a particular place or job. The American society developed outsiders in the 1930’s because of how women; black people and anyone who they thought was different from them were out casted from the “American white society”. The women in America were treated as a house wife and the men use to just keep them locked away; they were just treated like an ornament not a human. In the 1930’s White people were a higher class or more superior than the Black people; they were discriminated against because they were coloured.
All over the country women were being murdered because of they violated a code of ethics designed by men to limit their independence and keep them in an inferior position. This may have been true, but because the right to suffrage was not going to be granted to all women no matter what their race these types of scenarios would continue to occur. Besides, women could still only hope to fix this problem because of the fact that men would still be running the country only now women would be able to partake in the selection of politicians. Allowing black men the right to suffrage first would at least be fair in the sense that someone in every family and walk of life would be represented in government decision making. That way issues that affect the black race could be addressed instead of only one color of people representing the United States as a
Some black males were not allowed to vote, while others lost employment opportunities. These harsh laws followed up underneath the Fugitive Slave Law. The constant undermining view of African Americans being inferior to white people in every way continued to spread throughout the northern states. During 1820-1860, the American society was very selfish. The average American focus was not on the inhumane treat against the black people but the competiveness that was caused because of the black people.
‘To what extent were Black Americans 2nd class citizens by the end of World War II?’ By the end of the Second World War, there were clear signs of change for Black Americans. At first black people were unable to get jobs due to racism. Black activist A. Philip Randolph was appalled at this ‘colour bar’. In response to Randolph’s threats, Roosevelt issued an executive order creating the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) in 1941. This forced industries employed in the war effort not to discriminate on the grounds of ‘race, creed, colour or national origin’ when deciding who to hire.
Assess the view that divided leadership was the most important factor in preventing the advancement of African-American civil rights between 1865-1914 After the end of the civil war, there was much optimism amongst African-Americans that they would finally have civil rights after decades of slavery in the South. However, there were many problems facing the advancement of civil rights for blacks. Firstly, people in the south were still very hostile towards them as they still saw them as slaves. Also, segregation was a key issue because it highlighted the fact that there was no equality between blacks and whites. The failure of a common goal between African-American leaders did not help solve these issues, but it was not the main problem facing blacks and was not the most important factor preventing advancement of civil rights.
Racism and socially unfair treatment to African Americans were very prominent during the nineteenth and twentieth century. African Americans were treated inferiorly compared to whites; who were treated superiorly. African Americans were not treated as citizens; therefore, respect, employments, and education were almost impossible to come across during this time. Had it not had been for the roles of black leadership in the black community, more than likely, this would have remained an issue for much longer than it did. One of the black men to take responsibility for the rest of his fellow people and participate in black leadership was William Edward Burghardt, "W. E.
African American women were treated even worse than men. Many of them were stuck in domestic service jobs with low pay due to their treatment as second class citizens. However, there was one major improvement in the south – the FEPC in 1941. This ended discrimination against blacks in the workplace so they had equal employment opportunities to whites. Treatment of African Americans as second class citizens was still bad regarding economics in the north, but not as severe as in the south.