Everyone is a part of this systemic profiling. People of color is suffering and being influenced. The struggle of race, color, sex, language, religion, political, or even each social origin and segregation. People of color is discriminated from the rest and the human rights are unfair and also they are suffering from slavery. They do not have the respect and human dignity, so it is a disadvantage. It means the American Dream is not for the people of color. According to the article of Racial Profiling,“Racial profiling affects a wide array of communities of color. More than 240 years of slavery and 90 years of legalized racial segregation have led to systemic profiling of blacks in traffic and pedestrian stops.”(“Racial
I have had the great privilege and blessing of being an African American female in America. Most people would consider this a curse because of the difficult and challenging journey, but I consider it a blessing. Being an African American female has made me strong and resilient. I stand on the backs of my ancestors who have conquered immense struggle and misfortune but still manage to survive and thrive.
Although today all ethnic groups are considered equal in the eyes of man, life has not always been simple for everyone. African Americans were treated very poorly until special people came along, and stood up for what they believed
One of America’s many nicknames is the Melting Pot. America was given this nickname due to the variation of people it is home to. Many people who have mainly descended from African, Spanish, Irish, Middle Eastern, Swedish, and German roots live in America. Many of these races have combined; hence the term The Melting Pot. However, the people in America have never lived in true peace. Currently in America, there are white and black supremacists. They have one main thing in common; they believe their race is better than any other. Race cannot be changed or improved. However, people are still judging others for the things they cannot change. According to the Pledge of Allegiance, “With liberty and justice for all.” This means that every
African Americans face a struggle with racism which has been present in our country before the Civil War began in 1861. America still faces racism today however, around the 1920’s the daily life of an African American slowly began to improve. Thus, this time period was known by many, as the “Negro Fad” (O’Neill). The quality of life and freedom of African Americans that lived in the United States was constantly evolving and never completely considered ‘equal’. From being enslaved, to fighting for their freedom, African Americans were greatly changing the status quo and beginning to make their mark in the United States. They have endured severe oppression and racism for many years and suffered under Jim Crow Laws as well which were created specifically
After a troublesome and torrid time, the black people or what so called slaves, were entering the 20th century with hope of not being discriminated after the slavery had been abolished in the late 19th century. The beginning of 20th century had overseen the stampede of worldwide immigrants to America as they seek for a better life. As for African-Americans, they were entering the phase where they found themselves almost identical with the past century despite the slavery being abolished. Though the abolishment of slavery was written in the 13th Amendment, some of the states still legalized it. They were still in the same position as they were before in some of the states in America. The sentiment of racial discrimination remained strong between the white people toward the black people. They thought that they were still superior than the black people in all
For centuries people of African descent have suffered of inhumane treatment, discrimination, racism, and segregation. Although in the United States, and in other countries, mistreatment and marginalization towards African descendants has stopped, the racism and discriminations has not. Unfortunately, there have been events proving such statement and it is upsetting to know that after all the decades of fighting for equality this is still an issue for blacks, especially for African-Americans living in our country.
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
One would think that by now in 2016, the United States would be the land of equal opportunity, but sadly America is still trapped in time in the 1850s. The 1850s was the period of Reconstruction when African Americans were supposedly given their freedom. Although African Americans were given freedom, they still were not given the same equality as whites. They were treated differently than the whites. Laws in the southern states kept the African Americans from growing economically, socially and educationally. Keeping African Americans separate and not treating them equally lead to even more discrimination later. After reconstruction, African Americans were in as much danger as when they had been as slaves, sometimes even more. Reconstruction
The lecture on African Americans in the 1920s by Professor David Canton is very disturbing. His lecture was on the different unjust treatment that African Americans endured. The professor, to me, was trying to make the listener feel the anguish that African Americans did in the 1920s. In some sense he appeared passionate and at times angry about the treatment of African Americans. The government supported this hostile treatment because they believed African Americans were being subversive if they stood up and defended themselves. In listening to the lecture it is evident that there was unfair treatment with fatal outcome at times of African Americans. Throughout history I have seen the changes made by society and government. African Americans have been heard and continue to be heard as issues occur.
Trapped in society, and treated like nothing- the government has fallen into corruption, and is no longer able to help loved ones. Citizen rights are stripped away, leaving inequality and unfair treatment. This was the Jim Crow Era. Blacks were stripped of the rights that they had gained when freed from slavery. They became soil to the white man territory. They were unable to do anything in society, all due to the color of their skin. In the 1900’s the Jim Crow Laws were established due to a corrupt government, unfair treatment to blacks, and the lack of motivation to protect blacks rights as citizens in America.
From history of hundreds of decades, we have witnessed the great progress made by human, in technology and in society. But injustice always exists everywhere in this world. Injustice and unfair treatment could not be erased from the world easily. Just like the situation described by John Steinbeck, the immigrants faced injustice. But there are too many injustices that even worse in the world. In general, there are 5 main injustices in our world.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream that my four little children will
America is a big and diverse country with a lot of freedom now but it wasn't like this before. African Americans were not treated well in the 1800s and some argue they still are not today. In the 1800s African Americans were mostly slaves and were treated with different laws than whites and the African Americans of the time could not have a word with the whites because if they did they would get hung. African Americans were despised you can say then. Imagine while you are walking in the street being your skin color someone judges you just because you're black, isn't that crazy?! Now racism has been around for a while now and has been a huge issue and not just treating blacks differently but giving them less pay. There are many
The racial inequality that we have in modern day blossomed from the historic oppression and comprehensive prejudice of minority groups. From the very beginning of “American” history, other groups of people who were not of European decent were discriminated against and treated inhumanely and without the smallest regard for their lives. Native American populations were decimated by diseases brought oversea by Europeans and forced from their ancestral lands by settlers to make room for their expanding populations. African people were enslaved by the millions and were used as tools of labor, and weren’t even regarded as humans,