Racial Discrimination in 1940s America

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In the 1940s, African Americans were facing the problem of discrimination. They fought to receive the rights that all Americans were given through the United States Constitution. They were being treated unfairly in society. Their education, jobs, transportation, and more were inferior to a white citizen’s. With the end of slavery and the creation of the Fourteenth Amendment, African Americans were theoretically given their freedom like every other American. The way they were treated denied them these rights that they thought they would obtain. Through the efforts of white bigots and the biased government, African Americans were segregated from the free lives of the white civilian. Prior to the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans faced discrimination …show more content…

Some examples of places that were segregated were schools, buses, jobs, etc. Black children did not receive a quality education like white children did. The schools were segregated so that black children were sent to a lower class school while the white children went to a nicer, upper class school. Since their education was better than the black children 's education, they had an easier time in society after school because they were taught in a good learning environment while black students had a harder time in society since their instruction was poor. Many of those students were seen as inferior to society(Walters). They lacked the knowledge that white people believed made them their superiors. Teachers in black schools were usually black and had gone to the school they were teaching at when they were little. They would sometimes have no teaching experience and have very little education because they did not get a quality education when they were young. Even if they did have the education, they were still expected to act like they knew nothing. As time grew closer to the 1960s, people realized that black people had had enough and were starting to

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