The devaluation of African American in society has led to the manifestation of racism in social systems and institutions. African American in southern states had to endure unlawful regulations, such as the “Jim Crow” laws which, at the local and state wise barred classrooms, bathrooms, theaters, restaurants, and even sidewalks based on race. For instance, an acknowledged law in 1929 in Missouri stated, “Separate free schools shall be established for the education of children of African descent; and it shall be unlawful for any colored child to attend any white school, or any white child to attend a colored school.” This ‘legal’ laws obligated separation from black and white people and banned any form of contact amongst groups. Surely, this wasn’t sufficient in 1954, large portions of the United States had racially segregated schools, made legal by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which stated, “...
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...ople of color. A current movement that has arisen in society do to the injustices and inequalities people of color face is known as Black lives Matter, “an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.” In order to bring awareness of the injustices committed against people of color members the organization assemble non-violent protest in order to bring consciousness surrounding the killings of black members of society by law enforcement officers, due to racial profiling, which then leads to police brutality, thus creating inequalities in our society. Rising awareness of the inequities embedded in our society is vital in order to make a change in society.
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- This country, especially the southern United States, was built using African slave labor. Africa slaves were not allowed to be educated. All most every African slave could not read or write because it was against the law to educate slaves for over 200 years. The master/slave relationship caused assimilation to be very difficult. Values and convictions were formed during those years and are still evident to this day (Parrillo, 2009). Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner at his Monticello property.... [tags: slavery, africa]
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