Although slavery was declared over after the passing of the thirteenth amendment, African Americans were not being treated with the respect or equality they deserved. Socially, politically and economically, African American people were not being given equal opportunities as white people. They had certain laws directed at them, which held them back from being equal to their white peers. They also had certain requirements, making it difficult for many African Americans to participate in the opportunity to vote for government leaders. Although they were freed from slavery, there was still a long way to go for equality through America’s reconstruction plan.
It failed in many ways but also was kinda a success one way that it failed is that blacks or African American people they were not equal to whites after the reconstruction African Americans were still much poorer than whites and were not able to vote also had to deal with segregation. However, at the end of the reconstruction black or African Americans were not slaves anymore and they we still freed and the southern states were able to join the union again. Another way that reconstruction failed is that carpetbaggers came down from the north and took advantage of the devastated south in 2 ways financially and politically and since that anyone who took part was not able to hold public office be a lawyer a businessmen etc.because if they had then they could buy farms and mansions with tax returns and leave the poor poor. It was successful in that it had restored the United States as a unified nation they all had drafted new constitutions and the thirteenth,fourteenth and fifteenth amendments and pledged their loyalty to the U.S. government. It failed to protect former slaves from white people and their ways or racism and
She studied under Ann Preston, the first female dean of Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, during Cole’s time there. The primary issue that several people had with her work was her duty as a sanitary visitor. Some did not see the purpose of having a sanitary visitor since he/she would not be providing the poor with the tools they need instead just informing them on how to stay sanitary. Cole faced many challenges and barriers during her career as a physician. In the 1860s, the United States was just adjusting to the end of the Civil War and African Americans were free but not treated equally.
At the beginning of the play, Walter is harassing Beneatha about her choice of becoming a doctor. “Ain’t many girls who decide to be a doctor”(Hansberry 36), Walter means that it is uncommon for women to be a doctor in this era of time. Especially a woman of color becoming a doctor. Normally these women are nurses, if that even. It was very hard for African Americans to get a job due to having different colored skin.
Three social issues that concerned the Enlightenment thinkers during the 18th century are equality between men and women, equal education and job opportunities, and equal protection under law. Although these issues did not impact ALL of the Enlightenment thinkers directly, they all were associated in a sub-topic in each of the issues. Equality was an issue because women were not getting the same opportunities in the workforce, in government say, and even anything in law. For example, under the law, women had little protection, they could not retain a lawyer, inherit property, vote, or even have rights over their own children. One of the Enlightenment thinkers discusses these problems rather well.
The lack of rights regarding women's jobs could be because of the absence of education provided to Renaissance girls. In the book Women of the Renaissance, author Theresa Huntley explains that "Few young girls attended elementary school. Girls did not advance far in the education system, and they were not allowed to
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life however for Marilyn, her dream of becoming a doctor was not supported. In almost every upper level course she took in high school, Marilyn was the only girl. The boys harassed her and made her feel unwelcome. She also wanted to take a shop class however she was put into home ec instead. These boundaries that kept Marilyn
Women have not always been as respected in society as they are now. In early America, women were banned from participating in most parts of society and their lives were mainly controlled by their fathers and husbands. While the women’s rights movement can be tracked as far back as 1850 is wasn’t until the early 1960s that the movement focused primarily on social inequality. (“Women’s Rights”, March 25 2013) This movement, also known as the Women’s Liberation Movement “aimed to dismantle traditional attitudes towards sexuality, family and reproductive rights, while also raising awareness of sexual harassment and violence. It also fought to end discrimination against women in the workplace and other sectors of American society.” (“Women’s Rights”,
Women were getting more fair opportunities in the job world, but this happened very slowly because women still were discouraged from jobs. “Women were still actively discouraged from seeking higher education in many places and were not allowed in some schools. When they could go to school it was rarely for professional degrees.” (Beach). Women did not have any rights to education similarly like they didn’t have any with jobs. “An important corrective to a male-centered vision of the Great Depression is to note that while men 's employment rates declined during the period, women 's employment rates actually rose.
As slaves, women were supposed to give birth to as many children as possible because in the future their children would work as slaves and would become cheap labor. Women were aware of these procedures and, that is why, they were reluctant to have more children. What is more, they did not know how to prepare a child for the injustice based solely on their skin color. That is why, some researchers state that a black woman`s motherhood was profoundly shattered and “needless to say, her power as matriarch is drastically limited by the bonds of racism, sexism, and poverty” (Rich, 1976: 204). In juxtaposition with this view, Barbara Hill Rigney argues that Sethe’s role as a mother is diminished because of slavery “the Great Mother, the giver of both life and wisdom, who is nommo, the creative potential and the sacred aspect of nature itself.