Not everyone knows about the history about the shaping of today’s society. The Brown vs Board of Education case was a turning point for the African Americans trying to fit into the white society. The labels they put on people soon ended after this case. Although, many disputes were in the south due to the large racial minority. Africans faces laws and customs that prevented them from a normal life.”Brown Vs Board Of education case of 1954 legally ended decades of racial segregation.”(Brown Vs board of Education,2).
Segregation in Education aroused such emotions as blacks were threatening white supremacy. It was hard for whites to get used to the idea of them all being equal after so long but the blacks made some progress due to their determination not to fight back and their will to keep trying.
African Americans and the Education System Even though the Brown v. Board of Education was 62 years ago, African Americans are still fighting to have an equal education opportunity. “But many schools are as segregated today as they were before the ruling, and black children throughout the United States are performing at the bottom of the American educational system” (Jackson 1). Nevertheless, it took decades of hard work and struggle by numerous African Americans for a better education system. Education is the key to success, it gives people the knowledge that they need to strive and become more intelligent thinkers, which leads to more opportunities for them in the job industry. Ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination of any kind, African Americans have every right to have this equal educational opportunity like everyone else.
Brown was then introduced to attorney Thurgood Marshall, who helped... ... middle of paper ... ...of US History, the authors divulge that many people including, African Americans did not favor the idea of desegregated schools, some felt that it would cause tension between not only students but also adults (Benson, Brannen, and Valentine 197). According to World Book Advanced, the author says because of this, Brown v. Board of Education II was enforced by congress, stating that desegregation was to be put in schools with deliberate speed (Garrow n.p.). In World Book Advanced, Tushnet states due to the success of the trial, after noticing how Marshall handled the case, President John F. Kennedy appointed Marshall to the United States Court of Appeals (Tushnet n.p.). By passing this law, it gave African Americans the encouragement they longed for. It also allowed African American to start standing up for more equal rights, not only in schools but society as well.
The request for an injunction pushed the court to make a difficult decision. On one hand, the judges agreed with the Browns; saying that: “Segregation of white and colored children in public schools has a detrimental effect upon the colored children...A sense of inferiority affects the motivation of a child to learn” (The National Center For Public Research). On the other hand, the precedent of Plessy v. Ferguson allowed separate but equal school systems for blacks and whites, and no Supreme Court ruling had overturned Plessy yet. Be... ... middle of paper ... ...tock market among black Americans have rocketed since the 1980s. The political and economic force of that black middle class continues to bring America closer to the vision of racial equality that Dr. King might have dreamed of 50 years ago.
The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most defining and revolutionary times in our country. It was a movement of change, it was built off of the struggle of African Americans 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. African Americans in the South were still being treated unequally to white Americans at that time. They found themselves in a world of unfair treatment, disenfranchisement, segregation and other various forms of oppression. With this in mind, assuming the role of a high school teacher comes with great responsibility to educate my students about one of the most disgraceful times in our nation’s history.
It is widely known that racial and gender discrimination appeared from an early time which is still influence today’s society. The term Black American is used rather than African American because many Caribbeans and Africans identify themselves by their country of origin or use the term Black, and the federal government, along with Whites, will classify them as Blacks (ATWATER,1999). The first black president appearance is a great change for the racial discrimination which be expected to change the status of the black. For the education in America, the black children always face to the tough situation. These Black American children now enter school with various language genres, patterns of behavior, motivations, attitudes, and expectations that are either unacknowledged or seen as developmentally deficit by their science teachers.
People wanted to put a stop to unequal rights and stood up for what they believed in. These are the people that created court cases to stop segregation and have now put a voice to the black people. In addition, these times impacted American schools and was powerful to everyone. This brought better education to all races and leadership to America. There were gains in education and socioeconomic conditions that helped the children prepare for their future (Rothstein, 2013).
Sam Conklin Lamberti English III. 7 7 March 2014 Misunderstood “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X Before the civil rights movement gained momentum around 1955, the African-American community was looked upon by many as a group of second-class citizens who were undeserving of rights enjoyed by white Americans. This started to change when men like Malcolm Little (Malcolm X) stood up for the cause and fought back against segregation. He was a man from humble beginnings and who dealt with racism and hatred from a young age, all of which shaped his activism. Malcolm, after his death, was recognized as one of the most important people of the 20th century by TIME Magazine.
Racial discrimination has affected the world in many ways. Historically in the United States there have always been racial issues between the African Americans and white Americans. Most African Americans were sidelined in all areas of economic, political and social growth. Whites were seen to be more superior, which led to segregation of housing, schools, restaurants, hotels, and transportation. Equally concerning, are the instances of religious discrimination that still occur in this country.