Citizens can’t be managed by the rulers in everything they do. They have the power make great changes to better our communities and even though they may get punished they can't let fear control then. They can't neglect their responsibilities and have to assume their
become an American citizen they had so many laws and things to stop African Americans to be equal to White citizens. First, there were these codes called black codes they allowed slaves to be freed but they stopped them from having rights they restricted freed slaves from voting, they could not go in jury duty and limited there right to testify against white people.They also were not allowed to own guns or any weapons and also could not work in many places so even though they were freed they were still held against their rights and they did not have much at all. Amendments were passed to allow people as in African American men to vote they banned or prohibited government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote based on race,color,or past servitude. Also to be free not slaves anymore and
Although technically people of color had the right, white people were making it very difficult to register. When African Americans went to register they would be tested continuously, something white people never had to deal with. Only two percent of African Americans in the south could vote. Before the march from Selma to Montgomery there were many protests to try to gain fair voting rights. One man, Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed at a peaceful protest by a state trooper.
Since the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, African Americans have faced several trials in the proceeding years. During the time of slavery there was also a time of ignorance among the black slave community. Due to their lack of education several of them did not understand the social dilemma. In the later years of the United States slavery has been eliminated as well as many other social and economic barriers concerning African Americans. However a trail of injustice can be followed all the way to the present.
Many are not given the opportunity to understand life outside of their home. Everything different from their home because a fantasy world that never assume they can be a part of. At this point the black mind is crippled and as Trevor Noah states in Born a Crime, "Why show him the world when he is never going to leave the ghetto? If he leaves the ghetto, he will know that the ghetto is not the world." So now said child is in high school and believes he/she has 3 options; military, college or stay back and work.
Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not. Thomas Hobbes felt that if there were no contract then people would just act on instinct- rape, pillage etc- human beings in their natural state are inclined to war and distrust. There is a reason why we have the prison system, so that criminals pay for their actions and to protect the people. He states he has a wife that is expecting and two kids on the way. If he is a good and harmless guy as he states he is then it would never cross his mind to being involved in an
He explains how this is crippling our culture as whole not knowing what someone could say and causing people not to speak their mind. He goes on to say telling us how we protect ourself. We have to learn that people disagree and it doesn't matter if you are a everyday, day-to-day citizen or an elected
Scott Fitzgerald explains how he doesn’t believe that our elders are so much more knowledgeable than us and how marriage sours quickly (He really gets into many different topics). Elders were more than willing to share experiences with younger people but they really don’t want to hear a reaction to their experience. Fitzgerald explains how “They always talk about their experiences but they go on making the same mistakes at 50” (5). A perfect example of this is Troy in Fences. Troy probably left his family in shambles due to his stint in prison but he worked hard to obtained stable job after he finished his sentence.
Even though slavery was abolished after the Civil War, Blacks or African Americans are still fighting for their freedom. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness simply did not seem consistent with the practice of chattel slavery. Slaves who were freed suffered a lot of mental and emotional breakdown that has been passed on through generations and generations to come. Even though the individuals who enslaved slaves are no longer alive yet they set the stage for a lot of irritation, dislike and hurt felt within the black or African Americans community today. A lot of African Americans are living in poor housing, lack of occupation opportunities, health care and education.
Segregation was a huge controversy between the white and colored for many long years. Such as cases that will not allow blacks or whites to marry a different color than their own color, children not allowed to go to public schools with white children, or being able to sit in a white compartment. Many cases were lead up to segregation and the blacks wanted their freedom, equal rights, and being treated like a human being. They were not seen in white folks eyes as equal citizens, they wanted to change that. The Supreme Court has made many decisions to impact segregation: Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Education, and Loving vs. Virginia On June 27,1892 Homer Plessy seated himself in a white compartmented of a train.
America presently still faces many inequalities and lack of justice against oppressed minority groups that aren’t white, cis, hetero, Christian men, even after the decades of activism to combat this. Activist constantly fight for these discriminated, marginalized groups and against the systematic oppression they face. But there are too many fights to be fought all at once. To name a few there is; racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc. Textual evidence given to us over the course of this class shows that tackling all of the social justice movements at once is not possible.
“Blacks are no longer allowed inside of this store”. Colored people didn’t have the same rights as the whites that’s what made their life so difficult. Civil rights movement and the 3 amendments helped the blacks get there rights. Movement in the United States known as the civil rights movement started in the late 1950’s. The civil rights movement broke segregation.
Mississippi in the 1960’s was a historical and life- changing time period for the colored society. Many colored people stood up and fought for equal rights such as Martin Luther King, Jjr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, but that was only well known ones. As they were fighting for equal rights, the white society had other strong opinions by going against them and doing things as riots, beating the colored and even shootings. In the early 1960’s the law that established the segregation of the white and colored was called the Jim Ccrow Llaw. Even in prison they were separated where they slept, ate and had recess.
During this time, African-Americans were excluded from public transportation facilities, juries, jobs, and neighborhoods. Many Southern and bordering States did not honor the rights of African-Americans, even with the passing of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. African-Americans assumed the roles as singers and/or comedians; they were only allowed to perform on air but could not talk. (Miller, 2006, p 72) talks about Jack L. Cooper was a comedian on the air in WCAP/Washington DC. With his determination, Cooper became the first African-Americans radio announcer.
However, he was not able to finish this job he had started because of his unfortunate assassination. The Jim Crow law made it exceptionally hard for the African American community to gain Civil Rights. The law declared that in places of business, schools, churches, etc. it was acceptable to have the act of segregation. There was a group of people who were