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.
However, these athletes were only “show ponies” for their schools. Unfortunately, Black athletes had allegiance to their school; however, the school turned their backs on the athletes to protect the profit and notoriety of the school and the programs. Money and respect from White fans and spectators were more important to the PWIs than standing up for the respect of their Black players. Racial bigotry in sports was rampant and it was only going to get worse. Since the end of Jim Crow laws and the signing of the Civil Rights act and the Brown vs. Board of Education law, much of society believes that racism, especially in sports have ceased.
One of the biggest civil liberties they lacked was voting rights. To Du Bois voting for African Americans was one of his greatest hopes, he believed that “with the right to vote goes everything” (Niagara Movement 1). If African Americans could gain this right, the doors to other civil equalities would then open. Nonetheless this was not such an easy tasks, there were so many “flagrant...political scandals that reputable men began to leave politics alone” (Of Sons of Masters 5). The African American men and women had been so put down by the whites, that voting to them became too much of a hassle.
Black fighters struggled to earn an opportunity because several white fighters were drawing the colored line. This documentary also talks about how The National Police Gazette, which was the leading sports paper in the late 19th century in the USA, wrote about black fighters and how they deserved to receive opportunities. It angers me to hear how cruel white people were in the past, but it’s amazing that this paper helped black fighters out by writing about them. As an aspiring journalist, this inspires me to help people out by writing about them in the
Society fails at identifying how hard African Americans work to get a job or when they have one just to avoid discrimination. Not all the stereotypes are negative but the main ones that affect how people look at the black race are. The stereotypes that say African Americans are athletic, religious, and musically gifted are actually positive ones until people outside of the black co... ... middle of paper ... ...Jealousy." MyBrotha.COM - Magazine For Black Men And The Black Community.
Many blacks were infuriated at this death so there were serious riots in almost 100 cities. President Johnson then appointed a committee called The Kerner Commission to study the civil rights movement. They concluded the following: "We are moving toward two societies-one white and one black, separate and unequal." There is some truth to the Kerner Commission report, but on the whole the civil rights movement has been a success because blacks are better off now than they were before it began. The Kerner Commission report has some truth when it comes to blacks and politics, but overall the movement was a success because blacks have achieved more politically than before they began.
I believe that is very hard to be a black person in America even after years of “freedom”. The media plays a big part in helping perpetuate stereotypes of the black man in society. He is often only shown as an athlete, rapper or criminal and this helps society perpetuate the idea that he is only those things. Even though many people want to believe that we have moved past the societal levels of discrimination and prejudice, it has only moved to invisible prejudice and discrimination. Society has not become less prejudice, but has only found new ways to hide its prejudice.
Malcolm X was an amazing civil rights leader and a great role model as well. Although his assassination was justified. Malcolm X was affecting many of the white population in ways they did not enjoy, removing many of their disrespectful activities such as underhanded abuse/outright abuse and demeaning words. He served as part of the Black Muslims so even though he was a black man fighting for their rights many, of people believed his actions were much to radical. To go along with all of this, he didn’t have any problems with the death of John F. Kennedy which he verbalized to the public without the permission of the black muslims.
Many African Americans believed that in order to be successful in the media industry they had to portray themselves as being idiotic and lazy. African Americans are mainly portrayed in the media as a pleasing aspect. Rather than focusing on the positive and good side to African Americans, the media would rather on the negatives. One of the main reasons why it is so easy to target an African American is because; it is so much harder to point the finger at a more dominant power ethnic group, Caucasians. I think this alone tells us a lot about where our society is and that racism still does exist.
The sports industry may have allowed blacks to start participating in sports, but racism within the sport is still the exact same. Between Muhammad Ali and Richard Sherman the changes that have been made have not been significant enough for the black community in sport feel 100 percent accepted. There are multiple reasons I believe that there is still racism in the sports world and that it is still the same as it was then. My main points for this are name calling, discrimination and stereotypes. First I will start with name calling.