A Better Tomorrow At eighty two years old, Cruz Badillo pauses for a moment scrambling his catalog of memories for the right things to say. He begins with his childhood back home in Mexico, and goes on to explain how he found himself marching barefoot through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Standing alongside hundreds of minority men, women, and children, Cruz Badillo joined the movement for American civil rights. It was the nineteen-sixties; he had only been in American for about 10 years and his wife was pregnant with their now second child.
Civil Rights can be most aptly defined as specific privileges possessed by an individual through citizenship that the government is obligated to protect, including the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses under the 14th Amendment. Furthermore, Civil Rights constitute an individual’s entitlement to equal treatment under the law and freedom from unjust discrimination. The Supreme Court, as the nation’s highest judicial power, should play a substantial role in protecting and expanding (when necessary) the Civil Rights of citizens in various societal institutions including education, housing, employment, voting, marriage, and public amenities. Although many would argue that the Supreme Court lacks the power and influence to enforce its landmark Civil Rights rulings (e.g., Brown v. Board of Education I & II), it none-the-less performs
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is hailed by many as one of the most important legislations in the American history. The act was passed into law 52 years ago under a lot of pressure and resistance from white senators and African American activists. The act, which was largely known as the “Bill of the century” was aimed at bringing equality for blacks and whites and end racial prejudice. The act was targeted to revolutionize America where blacks and whites would eat together in the same hotels and enjoy similar rights in public places without any discrimination.
The Civil Rights Movement was the movement that changed history for the African Americans. They had been struggling for many decades to be able to vote and now they can. They have faced the struggles of being ostracized from society, being sold, born, and forced into slavery. They were not liked well when they were apart of anything dealing with politics. The Civil Rights Movement was a successful movement in terms of helping the African Americans.
American history was made July 2, 1964. The Civil Acts was signed and enacted. The act outlawed segregation on race, sex, religion, or national origin. This act really helped change America for the better. It gave other people of any race and color equal voting rights.
The introduction of television in common american life made an influential impact on politics, consumerism, and especially civil rights. Although the civil right movement was greatly influenced by television helping to gain support for civil right for african americans. The civil rights movement gained momentum in the late 1950’s into the early 1960’s, growing in popularity with the decision of Brown v. Board of education, activism helped aid this movement. Television, on the other hand made the movement a relevant topic that the media could no longer ignore or speculate. The role of television shaped public opinion to favor civil rights which was one of many contributors to the success of the movement during this time.
The civil rights movement has accomplished several achievements in the US history. Among their most important achievements were two laws passed by the congress. Although the Thirteen, Fourteen, and Fifteen Amendments were added to the US constitution following the civil war to guarantee African-American rights, they had never been fully enforced in several states. After the WWII, questions arose over the concept of “separate but equal” in public education. President John F. Kennedy unveiled on June 1963 plans pursue a comprehensive civil rights bill in congress.
To add onto how Mandela made the choice , the choice snowballed into many things that were influenced by the choice .The choice to end apartheid and segregation has changed South Africa and even America in simple ways that have changed the life of millions of blacks around the world . Mandela choice has made many impacts on his country and other countries because the problem he addressed was a worldwide problem . For instance , his choice has granted blacks rights to vote and run for a position . The president in america is a black president , and this shows that abolishing apartheid in South Africa has impacted America in many ways .
Outside of my sorority, I am involved in a few different things. I am a Peer Adviser, which has taught me so much about how to make the Northwestern community welcoming, as well as how to discuss difficult topics such as sexual assault and mental health. Helping students work through these sensitive issues and helping them find the resources they need all while navigating the novelty of college life has given me a wide variety of skills that I believe translate directly to sorority life. I also am highly involved in Northwestern’s dance community. I am a member of New Movement Project, a group of dance majors and minors that coordinates dance events and organization for both the dance department and Northwestern’s many dance groups.