In “ The Struggle Continues for Racial Equality in America” speech by Ginger Adams Otis, there’s a quote that explains how equality may never be achieved: “ Blacks also make forty-percent of the population in homeless shelters, although they account for thirteen-percent of the U.S population. They also have the highest rate of ‘severely cost-burdened renters’- those who pay at least half their income to rent, leaving little for continued education for themselves or their children.” Our country’s equality hasn’t changed from 1963, so equality doesn’t seem achievable. The quote proves the point that equality can’t be achievable because although the law wants equality in the United States, there are people who make it impossible. But, there are Americans with the hope that equality will be achieved, but there are people who don’t have the hope that equality will be achieved.
The American War of Independence brought about a revolution, forever changing the social fabric of America. The greatest impact of the revolution is largely realized within the economic sphere; however, most perceived social and or political changes during the American Revolution were essentially left in the lurch. It is indisputable that the American Revolution was motivated by economic issues and brought about drastic changes to the economic system within America. Revolutionaries, the majority of which being the American colonial bourgeoisie, mainly revolted in order to dismantle British mercantilism due to the fact they found it to be incompatible with their own economic interests; specifically, they wished to expand further westward,
Even though it is safe to say we reach to the point that no matter your skin color or nationality, we can all walk alongside each other without feeling discriminated. But achieving this equality we all share and rejoices, it wasn’t as simple as we think it will be. Thru the history of this country of ours there have always been someone fighting for the equality and Humans Rights that we all deserved and one great example is Martin Luther King Jr. who fought day in and day out for his believes and fellows Americans. Dr. King did a lot for the African American Community or how they were called at the time “Colored People” from speeches and letters to nonviolence actions by which he was incarcerated on the Birmingham Jail. While he was
This leads to his ideas of separation over integration. He felt that integration would still give white people power over black people (which relates back to his beliefs of economic independence). He felt that integration didn’t make up for the kidnapping, rapes, and enslavement of millions of black people for hundreds of years. He thought that as long as white people and black people lived together, white people would have the power while black people would always beg for housing, food, and money. In his lifetime, he’d never seen a situation where someone black wasn’t begging for the “table scraps” off of a white person’s table.
The sleeve of the hand is labeled Booker T. Washington to show that he is helping each of the ethnic groups together reach towards the banner labeled “equality and better lives for all.” Each of the fingers is labeled a different ethnic group to emphasize that they are “as separate as the fingers,” but all on the same hand reaching toward “mutual progress.” On the index finger labeled “African- Americans,” there is also a ring with the words “industrial education” to symbolize that Washington believed that industrial education and jobs were the first steps to equality for African-Americans as opposed to Dubois who thought that demanding civil rights was the first step. The ribbon is labeled “equality and better lives for all” because that is what Washington aimed for.
In 1909, the NAACP started its legacy of fighting legal battles to win social justice for African-Americans. The most significant of these battles were won under the leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston and his student, Thurgood Marshall. Nathan Margold found that, the facilities provided for blacks were always separate, but never equal to the facilities provided for whites, violating Plessy’s “separate but equal” principle. Thurgood Marshall continued the Association’s legal campaign, and during the mid-1940s, in Smith v. Allwright, Marshall successfully challenged the “white primaries,” which prevented African Americans from casting a vote in several southern states. In 1946 Thurgood Marshall also won a case in which the Supreme Court ended
It my belief without Thurgood Marshall we would still be riding in the back of the bus going to separate schools and drinking “colored water”. The quote was from Benjamin Hooks. The quote was from NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks who talked about Thurgood Marshall and what he did to stop segregation in Little Rock in the 50s and how he hired William Coleman a chairman of NAACP legal defense to take his place from his death. He had help to stop segregation at Little Rock Marshall died of heart failure on Jan 24 1993 at age 84 and was regarded by important lawyer of the century and h appointed Lyndon Johnson as supreme court and he championed the rights of the poor and downtrodden.
Women’s ongoing fight for equality from the 1920s to the 1970s was reflected through their attire. The 1920s were marked by the shockingly short hemlines and their right to vote. While women struggled to get fair pay in the 1930s, they got hired more often than men, which gave them greater independence. However, due to the gloom of the Great Depression, women lost their confidence and their clothing became more conservative. By contrast, the 1940s provided greater opportunities as the United States went to war.
during the civil rights movement there was a lot of chaos going on. People back then were treated differently due to segregation. The african american people tried fighting for their rights to have the same equality as the white people had. any african american tried making history by either going to an all white school or getting their rights to vote.
During this period of time African Americans were being treated without equality, since they were seen as a minority in the United States for their skin color. This led to have segregated public places all around America, because white people were seen as the dominant race, and could never imagen themselves cohabiting with other races, not even in their dreams. This type of problem was more likely to be visible in the south of the United States such as Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and as well as Texas. However, segregation did not stop the white people for making the African American people be more aware of the procedures that they need to learn and live day by day, any African American who cross a boundary of the segregation signs would be punish by death. This procedure was very outrages for the fact that Black people were being lynched, for only making eye contact with a