Being an American is simply having equal rights, equal opportunities, freedom, and a safer, better life. There are countries that are so strict that if you are seen doing something you are not supposed to, you will be arrested and killed. That’s why we are so privileged to live in a country that allows us to do what we want to.
Racial inequality has plagued our society for centuries and has been described as a “black eye” on American history. It wasn’t until the passing of The Civil Rights Act of 1965 that minorities were given equal protection under the law. This was a crucial step on our society’s road to reconciling this injustice. However, the effects of past racial inequality are still visible to this day, and our society still wrestles with how to solve this issue. In 1965, President Lyndon B Johnson said: “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say you are free to compete with all the others, and still just believe that you have been completely fair. This is the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights. We seek not just freedom but opportunity––not legal equity but human ability––not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and as a result” (Garrison-Wade & Lewis, 2003). That same year, President Johnson signed an executive order mandating government contractors “take affirmative action” in
Anthem is a book that makes oneself contemplate the future and what evils are bestowed upon it. In this novel, the reader is caught in the life of Equality. Equality’s life is placed in the future, where the feared reality of communism has conquered all but the souls of few weary men. Equality is one of those few men who have a light that is invulnerable to a ravaging wind. Equality’s time captive before his extraordinary escape has taken a toll on his body and mind and now at the end of his journey forces him to question whether the decisions he’s made are full of sin or teeming with righteousness. Most who read this book would not come close to thinking these actions were wrong only the numbers of people in Equality’s generation would think this.
For hundreds of years, the people of the United States have struggled with conflict over the color line. From slavery and segregation, to job inequalities and racial profiling, the racial barrier between citizens has seemed relentless. There has been no consensus over how the large issue of racism originated, due to the never ending high tensions between black and white citizens. What has made one group of people feel infinitely superior to their peers? James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates are not afraid to address the beginnings of the color line, and how, despite many improvements throughout the past few decades, systemic racism is something all citizens should be aware of.
What makes people unequal to others in their mind? Many think others are unequal because they are simply different from them. The possibilities on being different from another person are almost infinite, but most often, and not limited to, are race, religion, gender, sexuality, or just being an outcast. Looking at just the United States, it is a huge melting pot based on immigration throughout history. Being an immense melting pot is a blessing and a curse; while it creates cultural diversity, it also creates discrimination, which America is notoriously known for. This is because America was built on slave-owning, rich, white, cisgender, old men. Many think persons are unequal to them, but many vary on why. By just looking at the history of
America prides itself on being one of the most effective democratically governed counties. The idea of the American dream is that all people have equivalent political freedoms and a responsive government. However the effectiveness of social equality is being threatened by increasing inequality in the United States. Economic inequality in the US has expanded drastically. The wealth gap has had drastic changes over the past 35 years. What’s more, specifically, the rich have gotten a lot richer. Almost everybody who talk about it says that economic inequality must be reduced.
“Hispanic men, for their part, have made no progress in narrowing the wage gap with white men since 1980” (Patten lines 39-40). Since the dawn of time there has always been discrimination against races that society deems “superior”. In history, in the lives of those who are dedicated to change, and for the betterment of Texas there has always been a shadow cast by inequality. There is hope from every educated person, that this stigma would be completely eradicated. Inequality does nothing but hurt our society and weaken the ties between fellow human beings.
Exam Essay “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” That quote was said by Martin Luther King Jr. as he lead a powerful movement that paved the path in guaranteeing African Americans the freedom they deserved. This hard fought battle took a lot of time and dedication, it took lives and people willing to die for what they believed in. Giving a group of people civil and political rights is not easy and it takes many steps.
In David Masci article we are introduced to the theory of how racial discrimination is alive in the workforce. The article begins with a specific example, an African American women who has worked hard to advance in her employment but is held back simply because of the color of her skin. Masci’s claims and arguments are supported thoroughly with actual statistics and examples from modern society. Through his use of pathos, logos, and ethos Masci is able to structure a feeling of action, in order to recognize differences among black employees, and the amount of extra work is needed from them to advance to a position that is still held my limitations of white supremacy in America. “Discrimination still exist even if it is masked well” (7), Masci leaves no confusion to his readers it is clear and problematic that issues that black people face in the workplace are hidden to not be recognized but instead restricted by higher power and who can take those positions.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”. (Audrey Hepburn) When the Constitution was written, many people were unequal, but over time, Twenty-Seven alterations (amendments) to the Constitution were made, fixing most problems with equality. In the amendment activity, I learned that the First Amendment gives individuals equality by allowing them to have their own opinions and not be treated unlike a person with different opinions. Although many people have achieved equality through the amendments of the Constitution, some people think that the Constitution does not solve all problems with equality. Based on the Constitution, equality is most definitely achievable; people
I think that in modern day America we have more equality then most people give it credit for. Everyone says that America doesn’t have equality when really America is a wonderful country and gives out so many opportunities to the people that live here. They reason I chose this topic is because i'm tired of everyone going on about how the country disrespects them but the people of this country disrespect the country even more by kneeling before the flag and calling all cops corrupt. Even when they’ve been doing more for this country, more than most people have. Respect works both ways, you have to respect one person to gain that respect back.
It is important for teachers to create an environment that promotes fairness in order for students to succeed. Equality and equity are both needed to do this. Equality in a class means every student has the same opportunity to succeed. Making accommodations for students is called equity. This is needed in a class to ensure an equal opportunity to succeed is possible for every student. When a class is fair, students are more motivated to learn making success a more sustainable goal.
What can be done to overcome prejudice towards Gender Equality? Gender equality entails protecting human rights, an economic necessity that allows women’s financial autonomy and national progress, and a country’s outlook on international relations. It affects childbirth rates, the quality of life and longevity of those children, and the type of life of the mother. The struggle is so vital to global stability and success that the United Nations (UN) addresses it in their sustainable development goals.
Gender inequality is a deeply rooted issue that has been prevalent in all corners of the world since the beginning. It is in no way bound to a single country or area, as gender discrimination is everywhere, but in middle eastern countries it is so connected to the culture that this discrimination is seen as normal and even supported. People are being treated as second-class citizens based on nothing but the sex they were born with, and no one is even batting an eye. This is part of why the Middle East houses some of the lowest ranking countries on the Global Gender Gap Index. While some people continue to hold onto discriminatory values and remain uneducated in important topics, it is necessary for governments to make ending gender inequality a priority, especially in these middle eastern countries where radical religious groups like the Taliban force their restricting values on others and male guardianship strips women of the freedom of being in charge of their own lives.
Gender is the state of being male or female. Revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system. Therefore, Gender Revolution is the overthrow of gender discrimination, in favour of both men and women. Women, as well as men, have made great strides to equality, but inequality persists.