Some of the areas that were targeting for reform were equal rights between blacks and whites. This movement would have to be both powerful at the time it occurred and still powerful today. Without the Civil Rights Movement our country would still be living in hatred toward each other between the whites and blacks. This is the most convincing movement because people’s lives were at stake. During this movement a lot happened far as beatings, murders, and even challenging the Supreme Court and president; which created some very famous court cases.
The list points to low birthrates in countries where same-sex marriage is legal, as though it can prove in that way that allowing LGBT couples to marry decreases the number of children born in a country. It is a real tragedy that the civil rights of a substantial group of people has been trampled upon by the passing of Proposition 8. When one looks at the reasons why people voted for it, pointless arguments taken out of context are seen. As was pointed out in many of the sources which I found on the debate about the revision, California wields a large amount of influence on how the rest of the United States, and by extension, the rest of the world views issues. It can only be hoped that that will not be the case in this instance.
They suffered from violence, in their community and by others, as well as extreme poverty and lack of a sufficient education system. King believed that no one deserved to be treated this way, since, after all they were American citizens just like the White person next to him or her. King argued and asked why Black Americans are not considered equal in a society that they have lived in for a long time, and when they had the ability to participate in it, they were denied these rights. The question remained unanswe... ... middle of paper ... ...ad to be opposed. King successfully succeeded in doing away with the Jim Crow Laws, poll taxes, tests, and other segregating laws that were completely unjust.
All of which endured physical and emotional hardships like racial taunts from fans and being unable to stay in certain hotels or eat in many restaurants on the road. Racial equality slowly began to emerge in the mid nineteen hundreds. Legislation passed various acts: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Fair Housing Act of 1968, which helped ease racial integration of minority groups into white society and provided an equal environment . Stories soon arose of the struggles that minority athletes faced and how they rose to the top, becoming some of the greatest sport legends the United States has to offer.
Also, taxes would bug them as it would rise only for the lower-class... ... middle of paper ... ...is happened, all minorities were able to help start the fire that lead them to full equality just as caucasians in America. People like Martin Luther King Jr. have helped equality as well, but if movements and acts that had been established during the war had not been, it is a possibility that minorities may have still been in those situations of total disrespect and unfairness. connectionnnn...... President Franklin D. Roosevelt said a quote that this war was accomplished not only from caucasians, but because of the effort of every single person in America. "There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action, and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives, and in our daily tasks."
This is the first time we see large masses of people of color coming together to fight for their rights (Cottrol, 2013). A direct effect of this fight was Affirmative Action, legislation that allowed some equality in education and the work place. This scared white people because it made the job market more competitive. This in turn caused white Americans to claim that “their” jobs were being “stolen” simply because they were white (Fine, Weis, Powell Pruitt, Burns, 2012). There is a long history of anger and mistrust between white Americans and Americans of color, some justified and some
(84). Back in the forties and fifties, and still today, life isn?t fair, and there still exists strong hatred between certain groups of people. Denial of the way society was or is prevents people from taking control of their lives and growing to become better people despite their respective situation. Baldwin described that personal growth as a continuing fight against those injustices by pushing for complete equality amongst everyone in one?s own life (84). Hatred and discrimination still exist today, but because so many people fought for equality over the past sixty years, changes have occurred to make the pain of realizing how society really was, and how it has become, more bearable.
While the Amendments and the Declaration of Independence grants freedom and equality to all of the citizens, there are still many groups in the United States who are not given equal opportunities to flourish and succeed. For example, Immigrants who come to the United States to make a better life for themselves have a hard time doing so because they are sometimes threatened with being exploited by their employers. They are also looked down on by society because they do not speak the standard language or share a similar culture and ethnic background. Since Immigrants are likely to sound and look different, or share different beliefs, they are constantly blamed for things such as high unemployment rates, crime, and diseases, which are usually caused by uncontrolled substances or the citizens themselves. Furthermore, people who come for low class families and live in poverty; typically African Americans and other minorities, also have a hard time succeeding because they lack substantial resources, education, and money.
I am well aware of the oppression that has faced many people of color in our society. I did learn a great deal about how our government is to blame for the racial segregation in our society. America has a history of placing laws and policies on non-whites, thus making it extremely hard for them to live a well-balanced life. I thought it was interesting that immigrants were far more likely to work in mining and industrial jobs than whites. I feel as though this a trend that continues today in America, thus it is evident that we still exclude certain ethnic groups in our society.
An Introduction to the Controversy The transformation of affirmative action over the years is generally considered a negative and socially unfair one. Although the original intention of such programs with regard to minority management was one of an undeniably just nature, my research has clearly indicated that over the years, various legal trends have drastically altered the socio-political implications of affirmative action often creating unfair situations for white males who are not part o... ... middle of paper ... ...ope for in the current system is an augmentation in the number of companies educating their employees on multicultural human relations. Since the eventual long-term goal is to eliminate prejudice, the only way to do so in corporate America is to teach people about acceptance. Executive stereotyping only exists because mainstream stereotyping exists. Minorities can stop feeling like "inferior tokens" when whites stop regarding us as such and stereotyping us out of sheer ignorance.