However, if they passed the reading test, they were threatened death. Also, they had to pay a special tax to vote, which many African Americans could not afford. This obstacle caused Blacks to not have a voice in the USA’s political decisions. Furthermore, they were left with the worst jobs in town and had the poorest schools because of segregation (The Change in Attitudes…). In the southern states, compared to White schooling education, the Blacks received one-third of school funding.
Living in the South Growing up in the south during the civil right movement between the late fifties and early sixties as an African American was tough. As a black person you went through a lot of racial profiling, discrimination and of course racism throughout the south just because they wanted a change and was tired of being miss treated by the whites. Superiority meant a lot to the whites so; they were not going to allow the blacks to take over in any kind of way. So, blacks and people known as the minorities took their chances to try to make a change because their rights were not be protected as in the first Amendment said it would. Many people were threatened, beaten and harassed by a group known as Ku Klux Klan trying to fight for what was right like voting privilege.
The events that took place during the Civil Rights Movement were unjust and left a large impact on the African Americans. The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most significant movements to take place in American history. African Americans were faced with equality issues and were “judged by the color of their skin, [not] by the content of their character,” (Source 3). They were deprived of jobs, education, voting rights, economic opportunities, and most importantly, their freedom and rights as a citizen of the United States of America. After being freed from slavery, the blacks thought they had achieved their freedom, but soon realized that was only the beginning.
The segregation that the black codes caused causes people to be more sensitive towards racial inequality because of the segregation the black codes caused. Like how people were getting pissed that the Emmys didn’t have enough black people being nominated. We would be much closer as a community without the lingering ideas and mindset that the black codes have put into us. We would be much closer without segregation and
Living in the South Growing up African American in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, between the late fifties and early sixties, was tough. As a black person people went through a lot of racial profiling, discrimination and course racism throughout the South just because blacks wanted a change and were tired of being mistreated by the whites. Superiority meant a lot to the whites so they were not going to allow the blacks to make any changes of any kind. So, black took their chances by trying to make a change because their rights were not being protected as the Constitution said they would. Many people were threatened, beaten and harassed by the Ku Klux Klan trying to fight for black’s rights like voting.
Many of them are not granted citizenship and therefore they are not given opportunity to work and have a better life. Both of these races are widely discriminated throughout the United States. Plays such as A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez describe the discrimination these people have experienced throughout American history. These plays are great reads and can show people who aren't aware of the issue just how tough it has been for Mexican-Americans and African-Americans. Progress has been made however; the civil rights movement saw the end of racist laws against African-Americans(such as colored people have to separated from whites).
Also, African Americans continue to struggle against stereotypes placed upon them because of the poverty in the inner cities. Since the 1950's and the 1960's, there have been many changes in how African Americans have been accepted by the white majority. In the 1960's, blacks had to fight for many freedoms as citizens. Blacks were considered by whites to be less of a person than a white was. The black race was fighting for their equality.
Even after Brown, the South met the changes with fierce and violent resistance. When CORE started their freedom rides, the activists were brutally beaten time and again by Southern whites opposed to change in their way of life. For many whites these were welcome changes that finally address the issue of racism and civil rights for all, but for the large population in the South the government telling them what to do did not sit well at all. These feelings of unrest caused many reactions from whites and blacks alike, but for whites in America these changes would rest deeply for years to come. Blacks have struggled to gain acceptance since they first were encountered with the injustice and inequality that dwelled in our country.
Taxes were put up in order to vote, which kept African-Americans from doing so because most were very poor. They still did not have equal opportunity in the work force either. African-Americans were not the only ones being treated like this either. Native Americans and Hispanics were treated the same way that African-Americans were. The United States used to treat immigrants inadequately.
This was especially unfair because even if the black citizen could understand what was being said to them, the administrator of the test would say that they couldn 't in order to prevent them from voting (Voting Rights for Blacks and Poor Whites in the Jim Crow South 1). For the property tests, only citizens that owned property could vote, and many black citizens did not own property (Voting Rights for Blacks and Poor Whites in the Jim Crow South 1). This was also unfair because African-Americans could not afford to own property because of their extremely poor economic situation. Finally, there were poll