Not only did it protect African Americans rights but it also helped the Ku Klux Klan disappear. With the Ku Klux Klan gone, people were allowed to vote and live more freely as they were no longer threatened and unjustly murdered. Lastly, Freedman’s Bureau also really helped African Americans by helping them transition to freedom to help them start their new lives, after the Civil War. The Bureau, helped locate family members, started schools, acted as an employment agency, and filed legal charges against employers. The Enforcement Act and Freedman’s Bureau made life for African Americans better and
Jim Crow had many African Americans think there life would be better up north. African American culture was reborn in the Harlem Renaissance. African American culture had the most creative arts and the most influential movement in the African American culture. The Harlem Renaissance help give African Americans changes. The Harlem Renaissance also helped Africans American produce their art and such more.
Patriotism is the affirmation of one 's country in light of its best values, including the attempt to correct it when it 's in error" (54). Dyson is drawing a very big distinction here. Nationalism is a great sense of pride in one 's own country and seeks to put your country first regardless of whether it 's politically or morally acceptable to the people that live there. In nationalism, people tend to
Executive Order 8802 worked to eliminate racial bias in the workplace, however discrimination will always exist. However, with the help of Executive Order 8802, as a nation, the United States has accomplished many things in relation historically. Historical moments like The Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s forever changed the United States. African Americans had been free for almost a century, but did not have civil rights. Executive Order 8802 impacted The Civil Rights Movement as it gave African Americans a voice in the workforce and socially as well.
Yet, I believe that it’s not really a color issue, but more of a culture and xenophobia issue. When I visited Puerto Rico for the first time, I was treated differently compared to other darker skinned people with immediate family from Africa. Being a black-Puerto Rican, I was treated like other people in the town, but my friend who had immediate family from South was treated them differently, often to a racist/xenophobic level in some of the smaller towns. It is unfortunate to see that even today there are Puerto Ricans out there who truly believe themselves better than other Puerto Ricans because of their lighter skin color. When I have kids, I will teach as much of the rich history of our family mixed races so that my children are knowledgeable and can make their own choice on to what they identify with.
Blacks had just moved North from the South and had gotten different jobs in place of white men when they were at war, such as factory workers. Unfortunately, blacks were still mistreated at the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance, but most of them were soon recognized as talented artists. African Americans had artistic and social freedom from the movement, they truly believed they had the potential, and they did. The Harlem Renaissance was to help blacks seek and get better lives than they used to have, and be proud of themselves and their accomplishments. Blacks were able to express themselves, with where they originally came from through art.
George Orwell explains in his essay, Notes on Nationalism, his interpretation of the meaning of nationalism and the effect that it has on societies. Orwell states that nationalism is, “identifying oneself with a single nation or other unit, placing it beyond good and evil and recognizing no other duty than that of advancing its interests… there is no definition that would be universally accepted.” I disagree with this mindset. What I want to talk about in this is essay is my idea of nationalism that can be compared to patriotism, I will refer to this form as “patriotic nationalism.” Orwell’s term and my term are two different things, even though they overlap, they are still separate.
Frederick Douglass was persistent in learning how to read. He did very small steps, one at a time and persevered and finally succeeded. Also, we can point out that because he was one among the few educated black persons from his time, that may explain why the stood out from the crowd of black folks. The struggle he went through as a kid and the lessons he learned gave him the strength to stand up against slavery and fight for justice. History proved us that doing so is risky, we think of Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. or Fred Hampton.
I identify as Black. Growing up as a minority in America has shaped my identity by making me a creative, hard working, and understanding individual. By being Black in America I realized that there is this stigma that Black kids can’t excel in certain areas of education because the majority of our neighborhood and public schools lack the proper resources for us to do so. While this stigma holds truth, I refuse to let this stigma handicap me. Growing up with less resources allowed me to be creative.
There are some clearly identified characteristics between individualist and collectivistic cultures (Table:
I wish my friends were 50/50 Black and White, it’s just so happens that majority of my friends are Black. I like people from other races because it opens my mind and eyes to a different perspective other than my own; I think that’s something that’s really important as a human being because in the real world, people are going to work with different races and/or ethnic groups, people are going to be neighbors to different races and/or ethnic groups, and most important, people are going to interact with different races and/or ethnic groups on a day-to-day basis. Ten years from now, I plan to have a career in law enforcement and right now, in the present, the relationship between White officers and the Black Community is pretty rocky. I plan on making that relationship solid and hope there’s more Black officers then than there is today; I hope there’s more officers from other races and/or ethnic groups then than there is today. I have an Uncle who went from campus security at Wayne State to Homeland Security; I have another Uncle who is a Sheriff.
Nevertheless, positive changes did occur in this period. Booker T Washington lead spokesmen for African-Americans, inspired black advancement could be achieved through hard work as, well was President advisor to Cleveland, this was a decisive moment for the black political movement as for the first time a President had ever worked with an African-American such association raised black profile but, then again presidents usually failed to
Black History Month started in 1915 and was made to appreciate colored people and has carried on for centuries and is still around. The good and the bad in the declaration. The good is the African-Americans won at the declaration at court. The Whites thought it was a problem because of how they saw African-Americans(Negroes).They thought their white children wouldn 't get as much education.