1950's Vs Today Essay

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The American way of life has predominantly remained the same since the 1950’s even though substantial changes have taken place. Some comparisons between the 1950’s and today are: insufficient education for non-white students in cities, lack of political reform, and stereotypes. Some things that make today different from the 1950’s are: integration, the fear of communism, and inter-racial marriages. As established in the 1993 film Philadelphia a good definition of discrimination is: “the essence of discrimination: formulating opinions about others not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in a group with assumed characteristics.” Therefore many organizations/groups believe that discrimination of any type shall be considered…show more content…
In the article, “Crumbling Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery”, The Washington Post states, “Detroit’s public schools are a daily shock to the senses, run down after years of neglect.” If you were an African American in the 1950’s and you resided in a city, you were poor and your children would have to be taken by bus to the black school. The minority schools of the 1950’s were often run down and impoverished. Another connection that can be made between the 1950’s and today is the lack of political reform for minority groups. In the article, “Civil Rights Movement”, History.com states, “100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression.” The Civil Rights Movement was largely fueled by the lack of political reform concerning African Americans and other minorities. And also the American political platform has remained nearly the same since the 1950’s. Questionably the most important similarity between the 1950’s and today is gender stereotyping. In the article, “Gender Stereotypes: Definition, Examples and Analysis”, NoBullying.com states, “Women are supposed to be shy, passive and submissive.” This means that can’t show emotion, and must always be obedient to their husbands. But more importantly this means that women must stay home and raise a
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