Many people were assuming Obama won because he got what they called the "black vote" which is sad to hear because that means people think Obama was elected solely based on the color of his skin instead of his thoughts on how to change our country and make it a "More Perfect Union”. Although Racism does still exist in our world today, it has decreased drastically. African Americans do face a high percentage of discrimination. We can eliminate and remove racism by treating everyone by the same standards. The primary goal is to make the people of our country more aware of the racial issues in our world and give ideas on how to fix.
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
A Tumultuous Turning Point Few things have impacted the United States throughout its history like the fight for racial equality. It has caused divisions between the American people, and many name it as the root of the Civil War. This issue also sparked the Civil Rights Movement, leading to advancements towards true equality among all Americans. When speaking of racial inequality and America’s struggle against it, people forget some of the key turning points in it’s history. Some of the more obvious ones are the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the North, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington D.C. in 1963.
The standard change in 1970 where one need conscious racial intent to prove that the race had a factor in the decision making p... ... middle of paper ... ... racism in now more prevalent than overt racism in modern American society than ever before. Beside the change in time period many factors contributed to the can in culture. The eradication of unconscious racism will be a long process involving huge change in the way people in our country see themselves and others of different racial groups. One important step would be the removal of all race based decision and the removal of Affirmative action all together. The unfair privilege that minorities get through affirmative action cases racial tensions in the community.
The Segregation of School in America In history there are two major turning points in the fight for equal rights. The first was “Homer Plessey vs. The rail road company” of 1986. Homer Plessey was asked to sit in a black only carriage and refused; he was kicked off the train. He decided to take his case to the supreme court and they ruled in favour of segregation, saying “separate but equal”.
I do not believe that the Americans of African and European ancestry successfully rebuilt their relationship right after the Civil war. Even though slavery was finally slowly getting abolished, there was still much discrimination against the African Americans. The Jim Crow laws and the black codes discriminated against black people. The Ku Klux Klan in particular discriminated against black people. Even though the United States government tried to put laws into the Constitution to protect black people, the African Americans were discriminated in every aspect of life from housing, working, educating, and even going to public restrooms!
Programs that states are now voting to do away with. These states are labeled as “racist states” by many, but what people do not look into is why many communities are moving past the past by abolishing affirmative action. Equality can only be achieved one way, by unconditionally meeting a set of equal standards. As states and organizations began moving in this direction, it was in hopes that the transformative aspirations of a newly elected Black president could help deliver the nation to a post racial society secure enough within themselves to embrace ethnicity over racial differences. As it would turn out, this ideology was ephemeral at best; if it ever truly existed in the president to begin with.
Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience took the original idea of transcendentalism and put it into action. His civil acts of defiance were revolutionary as he endorsed a form of protest that did not incorporate violence or fear. Thoreau’s initial actions involving the protest of many governmental issues, including slavery, landed him in jail as he refused to pay taxes or to run away. Ironically, more than one hundred years later, the same issue of equal rights was tearing the United States apart. Yet African Americans, like Martin Luther King Jr., followed in Thoreau’s footsteps by partaking in acts of civil disobedience.
Argument A large problem in America has always been racial issues and still continues to be prevalent in our society today. The United States likes to boast its reputation as a “melting-pot” as many cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds are mixed together, yet the country still continues to isolate individuals based on race. In the constitution, it says that everyone is supposed to have equal rights and liberties, yet after over 200 years, many minorities still struggle to obtain the same respect and equality that their white counterparts have always have. Laws should be created to enforce equality and justice for racial groups. The biggest, most infamous civil rights movement was during the mid-1900s during the Civil Rights movement.
Therefore, in short, interracial segregation does not in itself constitute, but it is unlawful discrimination. Over a half of a century, no great national protest to overcome result of Plessy v. Fergurson decision. The racial segregation was an trigger for change the society. The Jim Crow Laws and “Separate but Equal” were banned in our society, but racial discrimination is existed in the United Sates. Not only Black people but also Asian American tried to endure and overcome racial segregation.