Throughout many years, racism has taken place starting as early as the construction of what is now the United States. There have been certain issues such as different colors of skin clashing to even demeaning a different race placing them into a different social class. Certain races, majority not being white, have been forced into slavery without even understanding why this is taking place to them. Races were being split into different groups. The white groups were looked to as superior compared to the black race who were looked to as just property and free labor.
Apartheid laws forced the different racial groups to live separately, many blacks were kept just above destitution because they were non-white. There were numerous laws that were passed in the creation of apartheid state, it demanded that people be registered according to their racial group and separation between races started. People had to move and live in different areas only few of black people were left, others were moved out of the city to townships, blacks could not even own any property because the land was owned by whites only. All blacks were moved to underdeveloped areas. Individual blacks can be and sometimes are racists, however collectively blacks are neither the primary creators nor beneficiaries of the racism that permeates societies
While 71% of whites believe that blacks are responsible for their own misfortune, and 53% of blacks believe it also. Whites benefitted from slavery all the hard work of the slaves and still benefiting now from hard work from slaves. Its proven facts. Blacks had more of a disadvantage and with less resources are slowly evolving but yet educating themselves and their families over the years. Many people have their own opinions about slavery’s and its effect on both parties.
Do African American people still face racial discrimination for getting a job or even getting their basic rights in The United States of America? Many incidents in our daily life prove that African American still faces discrimination than white people faces. According to the poll from the public religion research institute, “Over 85% people still feel that African American people get discriminated to get the basic rights. But not many white people agree to this. Only 49% of the white people believes that African American does not face racial discrimination at any place”(www.CNN.com).
For most of the United States’ history, civil rights for the black community was essentially nonexistent. Most African-Americans were forced into slavery and the law rarely sided with them on matters that involved the majority. However, as time progressed the black minority was given more and more liberties. For example, during Abraham Lincoln’s time as President of the United States, slavery was abolished; however, the black community still did not have the same rights as the majority. Nearly 100 years later, the Civil Rights Movement was able to successfully make the government pass legislation that would give African-Americans the same rights as that of the majority.
The organization came to be when people didn’t want “undesirable” traits in the U.S. population and tried to get rid of all those traits. Blacks and whites weren’t allowed to marry or have children because black skin color was an “undesirable” trait. Many black men and women were sterilized for this reason and didn’t have a choice. This caused another issue because what determined if someone was black? People had a black and white parents before this law was made.
This shows how the majority of African Americans never have a trial. In the 1930s nine African American boys, otherwise known as the Scottsboro nine, were unjustly accused of a crime they did not commit. One of the reasons why these trials were so unfair was because African Americans could not serve on the jury. The American Constitution Society reaffirms that, “Southern lawmakers soon stopped passing explicitly discriminatory jury service laws but continued empaneling all-white juries during the late 19th ...Centuries.” Strictly speaking, if you were African American you could not be a juror. The “land of the free” has yet to provide a criminal justice system free from
Abolitionism challenged barriers to racial equality and free speech. Blacks played a key role during this time in society. Over half of the Liberator's readers were blacks that were attracted to Garrison's stance against colonization and the demand for equal rights. Many of the American Anti-Slavery Society leaders were black. A fugitive slave by the name Frederick Douglass became a well known, major organizer and speaker of this society.
At the end of the Civil War, freed slaves had no rights. In an attempt to remedy the Civil War, amendments were passed in the years after the conflict.The 15th amendment established in March 30, 1870 introduced that no voting rights shall not be denied in the United States or by any state because of race, color or previous conditions of work. Yet most African Americans will never get to vote. The Jim Crow Laws in the South found a way around the 15th amendment to deny the right to vote to most freed slaves. This was done mostly by the use of literacy test, poll taxes and intimidation and terror.
Starting in the late 18th century, the process of naturalization and racial equality has plagued America. In 1790 congress decided to extend citizenship only to free whites in the Naturalization Act of 1790. That standard changed after the War when citizenship was also granted to people of African descent but that change did not mean equal treatment or equal rights. Although blacks and minorities were indeed citizens, they were stripped of many basic rights and privileges such as unhindered ability to vote, access to facilities, restaurants and businesses, and housing. Black codes, passed in 1866, restricted African Americans’ economic potential by ensuring that blacks remained a cheap labor force.
Lee. He became a role model for many blacks in the county after being the first African-American in the county to register to vote. Lee and another grocer started the local branch of the NAACP to help fight rampant racism and corruption in the local government. Most African Americans were barred from voting due to poll taxes and even if they could pay them, most blacks were still denied. He knew that only by voting could they change the situation in the south.
In Mississippi, almost seventy percent of eligible African Americans were registered to vote in 1867 and after 1890, less than six percent were eligible to vote. There were similar decreases in the percentages of elected black officials in all Southern states. They employed disfranchisement devices such as poll taxes, property tests, literacy tests, and all-white primaries to prevent African Americans from voting. On the surface, such laws discriminated on the basis of education and property ownership other than race, but their practical and intended effect was to block African Americans from the