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Essay On African American Equality

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Throughout the United States history, African Americans have suffered through a great deal of discrimination, hate crimes, police brutality, Jim Crow laws, poverty, hate groups and much more. Through it all the African American community have fought back peacefully with the help of some courageous leaders. All of the fighting led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although this act has made it illegal for any discrimination against race, religion, sex, and national origin, the African American community still suffers from discrimination. Many have stated that America have reached total equality for all race. This is not quite the case. America has not yet reached total equality for African Americans but there has been things that has happened which is help moved America in the right direction.
Even Though I would say the African Americans community has not yet reached total equality, there has been many would say there has been a great deal of situations that has happen that is leading to a good direction for equality. Recently a young man by the name of Dylann Roof had being involved in an hate crime against African American in Charleston, SC. Roof went into prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal killing nine innocent people. Roof’s reasoning for killing the nine was very unacceptable. According to CNN Roof says, "I have no choice. I am not in the position to,
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and other fought to end. Certainly our situations are not nearly as bad as the things that the African American have dealt with in the past, but it is most definitely a toned down version of it. So the big question out there is “ Have African American’s reached total equality in America?” My answer is not completely no or yes. It's a great deal of things that most certainly need to be changed but we have made great steps in the right
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