Reconstruction was an attempt reconcile the country and bring it back together, however it was not the success Abraham had hoped it to be when initiated before being assassinated. The failure had many effects on African American communities in both the north on the south both negative and positive. Socially black slaves were freed but not really accepted into society. Black codes were utilized which placed pressure on African Americans about things like when to meet with friends and where they should live. Discrimination against black flourished as the Ku Klux Klan a group of people who wore robes and mask went around pretending to be the ghost of Confederate soldiers.
When in retrospect it is only evident that the tribulations that occurred were tribulations that one could and did effectively overpower. The need of African-Americans to be recognized as being equal and worthy is morally the only debt from the nation upon the descendants to those who did by flesh and blood endure the atrociousness of slavery 150 years ago; as it would also apply upon any other race or group of people within the country. African-Americans need and deserve equal opportunities. The question should be, then, how can we help these individuals presently? Not how could we have helped their antecedents?
Have you ever thought about what makes a person good or evil? According to the Golden Rule we as humans should treat others the way we would want to be treated but this is not all ways the case. African Americans have fought for equality for an extensive period of time against desegregation and Racism. Due to the fact that White southerners were not happy with the end of slavery and the prospect of living or working “equally” with blacks whom they considered inferior. White Americans derived a system called the Jim Crow Law to keep African Americans in a subordinate status by denying them equal access to public facilities, public schools, and public transportation, ensuring that black Americans lived apart from white American’s.
His fairly idealistic world directly counteracted Malcolm X’s clause of segregation in his policy of Black Nationalism. Influenced by his devastating childhood, Malcolm X subsequently led a campaign protesting for white America to atone for its sins committed against black people because “an integrated cup of coffee isn’t sufficient pay for four hundred years of slave labor” (Doc C). Malcolm wanted to separate from the “wicked white race” (Doc C) to fulfill his policy in which the “black man should control the politics and the politician in his own community”(Doc D). Integration was MLK’s answer to the black person’s predicament, contrary to Malcolm’s resolution of blacks making their own separate community for themselves, away from the
The documentary was informative about information that is discussed globally, but is not explained in full detail about the negative aspects that non-political people actually see. For example, the “war on drugs,” was originally started by President Nixon. The rumored main objective was to throw black people away and antiwar left. I believe that white people were fearful of black people after the 13th amendment was passed, which formally ended slavery in 1865. From 1865 till now, some people still express that fear because black people have all the freedoms and rights that everyone else has.
In watching the documentary of the Black Panther Party (movement) and how they were form to better the communities around them. The Government officials, FBI in particular infuriated to destroy them in light to keep power among the weaker individuals of society. The individuals happen to be of color (Blacks, Latinos, and Asians). I did however admire how the documentary portrayed black culture at that time. Despite the things that were occurring between law enforcement and the Black Panther party, blackness was promoted and people were proud to be black.
The crowd cheered and roared when these words were delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. during his iconic Washington march speech in 1969. This was the time when America found itself torn apart in the racial conflicts. During the Civil Rights Movement, it was evident that not only black Americans but also many white Americans opposed the African American oppression. One such personality was John Howard Griffin, a Texan Journalist who documented his experiment of experiencing life as a ‘negro’ by deliberately turning his skin black through pigmentation and other medical procedures. The product that emerged out of his experiment is a book called Black Like Me.
Chapter 6 of one of her books, Freedom is a Constant Struggle, she illuminates the connection between the issues of racism present in the United States of America, violence, and justice. The purpose is to make the audience aware and reflect about how to keep fighting for justice and stop the unacceptable acts of racism. Racism violence has been a persistent theme trough the history of people whose roots are in Africa and live in North America. It reached the climax point when an African-American male conquered to be the president of the United States of America. It was expected to decrease the violence and attacks to the minorities, but the hurtful reality is there have been countless numbers of Black people killed by police or vigilantes.
In the reading for today, Waksman discusses the relevance of Jimmy Hendrix to the Black Arts Movement and the importance of Hendrix being an African-American performer at a time when race relations were still highly tense within the United States. Waksman touches upon the interesting point of whether viewing Hendrix as an essential part of the Black Arts Movement is really appropriate. On the one hand, acknowledging and celebrating the fact that many of the most important musical artists from the birth of popular music onwards were African-American prevents the arts from being seen as a purely white domain, rightfully demonstrating to the world that black people were equally as capable and talented. Conversely however, Waksman notes the inadequacies of grouping all African-American musicians together under the banner of a single movement. Referring to Hendrix as a
and Asians join the African American community to protest for equal rights. The Black Lives Matter protest are relevant because young African Americans are being killed. “I ain 't no psychiatrist, I ain 't no doctor with degrees. It don 't take too much high IQ 's to see what you 're doing to me” (Lines 7-8). This quote in Aretha Franklin’s song “Think” highlights how both the African American community and women were limited to achievements that they could accomplish such as education, careers, and voting privileges.
In the seventeenth chapter of A People 's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn, he discussed the anger and emotion in African Americans. He implored how it can erupt in big ways. Even though, the government created reforms, they were not fundamental and the laws passed were not enforced. This developed two different ideologies in society about how to deal with the problem of discrimination and racism. In society, African Americans had been oppressed for a long time, leading to the ultimate question "Does it explode?"
This final research paper is going to about how and why should people be more involved in the civil rights moment about how African American’s lives matter. This has been going on for years because of the way African Americans are being treated these days. African Americans were and still are treated differently and they’re being discriminated by the color of their skin.. African Americans and others who think this should change started to make movements and fight for their rights not physical fights but by speak for people. The black lives matter is a campaigns against violence toward black people. The idea of black-on-black crime is not a significant political among black people it is patently false.
African Americas were severely limited and punished just for the color of their skin. Taylor Branch captured the struggle of segregation and what it took to overcome it. He wrote about the things Martin Luther King did for this country and equality through race. “Rightly or wrongly, most attention has fallen on Martin Luther King Jr…Branches ideas were that King is the best and most important metaphor for the movement, but I disagree” (King). This peer reviewed article thinks that Branch should not have us Martin Luther King as a prime example for the equality movement, but I beg to differ.
Located on Google Scholars, “The Influence of Malcolm X on Black Militancy” by Frederick D. Harper is an excerpt that explains the viewpoints of blacks during the time of segregation. While reading this article, I learned that Black Islam is a separate religion than Islam. Elijah Muhammad mainly taught black Islam. This all-black religious sect was mainly spoken to black militant leaders (Frederick D. Harper). This excerpt has taught me that during the time of segregation, Black Islam was not really a religion.
These laws sought to reinstitute the economic, political, and social norms of slavery by limiting the freedoms of and opportunities for African Americans. Many used the policy of “separate but equal” facilities to justify segregation, but few, if any facilities for blacks were equal to those of whites. In theory, it was to create "separate but equal" treatment, but in practice Jim Crow Laws condemned black citizens to inferior treatment and facilities, such as segregated educational institutions, water fountains, restaurants, hotels, and military units. Today, African American males are still socially crippled by society. Continuing to uphold the mantra that black men are lazy, incompetent, and uneducated, the theory that “prison is the black man’s university” or better known as the “New Jim Crow,” this analogy describes the true nature of statics regarding the ratio of black men in school versus behind bars.