Inequality In American Society

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“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”, (Rosa Parks). Based on the Constitution, equality in the American society is achievable. Many of the amendments support the idea of people being treated equal. Some people will say that equality isn’t achievable because they will have their own opinions that discriminate others. However, America has already come such a long way from where it started. We can still continue to make America better. Even though there are still reasons to worry about why equality cannot be achievable, our very past and the Constitution can help prove that wrong. America has changed and fixed many problems over the years involving discrimination and segregation. “By 1900, new laws and old customs in the North and the South had created a segregated society that condemned Americans of color to second-class citizenship.”, (American History). In the past, our country did not accept African Americans for who they were and treated them with violence. Today, all of…show more content…
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”, (Amendment 15). Amendment 15 gives African Americans the right to vote. This amendment was added to the Constitution to make sure that no one was being left out just because of their color of skin. “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”, (Amendment 19). Amendment 19 gives women the right to vote. This amendment furthers the idea of everyone being equal because women have been accepted as more than just housewives. Giving voting rights to African Americans and women, shows that America will keep giving rights to those who need
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