The era post-passage of the thirteenth amendment abolishing traditional slavery continued to grapple with equality within integration. Rodriguez points out that it only ended slavery of the traditional sense for laboring African Americans since it allows for involuntary servitude “…as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted...” (Rodriguez 15). As a result the l...
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...lve. There have measures to go outside of the black and white binary such as Michigan having measures such as an eighteen page application which delves deeper into personal information, even a questions challenging students to explain how they would contribute to campus diversity (Whitt, Bland 337). Ignorance is not bliss, it come at the price of others. Positivity towards the future is a great attitude, but it shouldn’t quench the desire to fight for equality for all. The current time period is an opportunity for all of us to enlighten ourselves within the relatively less constricting confines of the university which lets us be creative. As students, as peers, we can learn to guide one another in the path to understanding and reorienting our privileges to contribute to a society which echoes that sense of equality from education to the operations of the states.
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