The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work. Within social mobility, many people fail to have a sense of the realization of the American Dream because of the fewer advantages and more problems minorities have to struggle through. Therefore, our social class affects our ability to realize the American Dream because we face challenges to make ends meet, intersectionality and education because of high status.
But when leaders that seek and aspire change the people will follow and create an unforgettable movement. Racial equality has been an issue in society for centuries, but a change in mind set has put us in the correct direction. Although there are still displays of injustice and inequality, they are certainly less prevalent then before. Our connection with others around us plays a large part in helping us achieve equality and justice, and with large movements around the world, we have begun to change the world for the
Synthesis Essay Equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. Therefore we as people deserve equality in status, rights,and in opportunity. Sadly this is hardly portrayed in today 's society.Yet we were promised these things in the american promise. In the news we constantly have african americans getting shot and in the court system there falsely accused. However some things has changed like integrated places and us having the right to vote.
To make blacks actively participate in political matters by doubling the number of black voters, thereby transforming an old isolated black to the “new negro” was an important goal of the crusade for citizenship program. However, the crusade failed to meet its goal of doubling the number of black voters. Both external and internal factors caused the result. First and foremost gaining the right to vote confronted a fierce opposition from whites. Whites’ challenges were: economic threats, gerrymandering and requiring a literacy test pass for voters (illiteracy was a big problem for blacks at that time).
In the story “The Upside of Income Inequality”, Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy effectively express’s the importance and need for income inequality in our society. Furthermore, Holly Ellyatt’s newspaper article Income Inequality: Is It Good For Everyone? serves to also point out that economic success and greater productivity is linked to “income inequality”. Although it may seem extremely unfair for someone to make up to two hundred and fifty times as much money as someone else, this notion of “income inequality” actually benefits the society as a whole by encouraging others to work much harder in life and better themselves and their education. For example, the increase of income inequality in the 1980’s greatly increased the education for both women and men and other races such as African Americans.
Equality means every individual has equal opportunities. Historically, certain groups of people, African Americans, have been denied of their rights as Americans. The Voting Rights of 1965, a law passed, elimated literacy test that restricted African Americans from voting. In Lydon B. Johnson speech ¨ The American Promise¨ ,Johnson is making an effort to have equality among white and black in society. He explains that blacks have been restricted from their rights and wants the majority to vote for him to allow equal voting rights for all citizens.
He promised African Americans that they would not have to face discrimination, violence, and race prejudice in American life any longer. Even after being denied by congress and lacking support from his fellow Americans, Harry Truman was able to surpass these obstacles and passed his legislature through the House. While feeling passionately about ending segregation and being dedicated to passing the civil rights legislation, Truman gained the “black votes” he needed in order to win the presidential election in 1948, for the second time. Harry S. Truman’s precedency ended in 1953 because of his efforts of equal rights for all, the United States was now a more equal country. Not only did his actions impact the people in his era, it impacted the people today.
In the article, John Hunt College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap by Michael Luo it shows ever since the founding and development of this young nation minorities are more often challenged more vigorously in terms of possible candidacy for employment. Every year a large percentage of college graduates join the workforce and as result the unemployment rates among minorities with degrees increase drastically. Many believe that these graduates are not aggressive in finding a job, however many fail to realize that it is not about individuals, or individual effort, there is evidence that in the job application process, racism is alive and well in today 's labor market. Various minorities go to top colleges, yet a black-name resume is less likely to
The Reconstruction Era was important because it attempted to give the African Americans a better life, yet there were successes and failures. If it wasn’t for the assassination of President Lincoln the successes would exceed the failures and the “Black Codes” wouldn’t exist. If it wasn’t for that Era we wouldn’t have as many progressive laws, such as the 13th, 14th, and 15th
Board of Education. The supreme Court put an end to the racial segregation that was happening in public schools. John F Kennedy: Kennedy was elected for president since he promised equality for African Americans. Kennedy passed laws that would allow African Americans to vote. Lyndon B Johnson: Johnson signed the civil rights act which prohibited discrimination.
This movement tried to make legal adjustments such as changing schools, and health so that all could be found equal in the law. National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): A party formed towards the well being and equality of the races. In part, founded by W.E.B. DuBois. Protected the colored people from the self-proclaimed “better race,” and their stereotypes and Jim Crow laws ( laws in which states can enforce
During his presidency, Congress ratified the 13th-Amendment that abolished slavery in 1865. In addition, President Johnson made contributions to the black people by vetoing bills that increased protection offered by Freedman Bureau. His vetoes also nullified the Black Codes and guaranteed full citizenship and equal rights to black people. This brought up the Civil Rights Act of 1866, an act that granted citizenships and same rights that both black and white enjoyed. As a result, the Civil Rights Act set up the basis for the 14th amendments that was also later ratified in 1866.
The learning aspect is important but I also believe that students that come from poorer communities and challenging childhoods should have an opportunity to attend top universities. The alarming differences in pay will only continue to increase if African Americans and other races do not have the opportunity to attend college. Diversity is important to the American culture and we need equality for all races to move forward as a country. Ruling The Supreme Court came to a 7-1 ruling favoring the University of Texas. The Supreme Court emphasized the learning benefits from a diverse student body.
When the suit reached Judge Frank Johnson he dismissed the case saying the state had the rights to draw a boundary of what he could accept, but after he dismissed the case it had reached the Court of Appeals and the ruling was upheld. Booker T. Washington, the head of Tuskegee, helped to advance education and self-improvement for blacks, saying that whites needed to accept that black people were deserving of voting rights. Gomillion and his attorneys appealed to the U.S Supreme Court. The case was argued by Alabama Civil Rights attorney Fred Grey. This was a landmark case, The Supreme Court ruled this was against the 14th and 15th amendment.
Regardless of social class, the majority of Americans all expect it’s nation 's colleges and universities to uphold the goal of upward social mobility. Though there are many factors that affect social mobility, such as the various opportunities that arise in terms of moving within different social classes in the United States, the pursuit of education has become a primary means of achieving upward social mobility (Reeves 2014). As the income gap continues to expand between the upper and lower classes, accessibility and success in higher education is becoming more of a distant dream for many. Opportunities to earn a college degree have and continue to become limited for the lower quintile of American families, while those in the top-earning