When Cultures Meet: Racial Discrimination In The 1960's

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When Cultures Meet: Case studies in the history of relations between peoples of different cultures: Racial Discrimination in the US in the 1960’s Introduction Culture is defined in many different ways, which can lead to alternative theories, at the beginning of the twentieth century anthologist defined it as the “the way of the people or what an individual needed to know to survive in a society or what can be learnt by an individual and passed down in society. Many social scientist have try to narrow it down but this leads to debates about what should be included (Hall, et al., 2003). Culture is not as much about understanding other culture as much as shedding a light on your own culture, which helps you understand other culture then too. There…show more content…
The Americans where conversion they had the belief that their culture was superior to the African, when they took their riches and people from their country to use for slaves and too sale them. There are different types of conflict, intra- personal this is where the conflict within us, inter-personal, where the conflict with others due to a role, inter-group, where the conflict arises between a group, inter-community where conflict may be between two different groups because of cultural, ethnic or religious and inter-national where conflict occurs between nations (Ting-Toomey, 1999). The type of conflict this movement was is inter-group because it started with a group of people wanting change and it took a group of many people to grain this change. It did have some main leaders, for example Martin Luther King Jr, he had a large following but without the inter-group he would have been unable to make any change. It is also inter-community, the conflict was between the white Americans and the African Americans, and one thought they were the higher and better race, so they thought they had some kind of power over them. The African Americans thought they should be treated the same and should have all the same right as everyone else and this is have the conflict…show more content…
At the start is was not the aim to a abolish slavery but join America as a nation, abolition came later. This was because of the military necessity, growing anti-slavery sentiment in the north and the self-emancipation of many African Americans. This is where they fled enslavement as Union troops and went through the South, five days after the bloody Union victory at Antietam in September 1862, Lincoln made it official that “slaves within any state, or designated part of a state in rebellion shall be then and thenceforward, and forever free” (Networks, 2015). Nearly 100 years after this the African Americans in the Southern states still inhabited as starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, this included violence because of the colour of their skin. The “Jim Crow” this law barred African Americans from bathroom, classrooms, theatres and train cars. In the 1954, the U.S Supreme Court passed the separate but equal, this was basis for state-sanctioned discrimination, drawing national and international attention to African Americans plight. Civil right activists used nonviolent protest and civil disobedience to help bring around

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