Racial Discrimination In America

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Nowadays, the United States still has a very serious racial discrimination issues although it has been on the policy of equality for blacks and whites. So, why is there such a serious racial discrimination in the United States? I want to talk about the development of racial discrimination in America to the following passage.. Racism imposed a heavy burden on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latin Americans. European American were privileged by law from the 17th century to the 1960s. The racial discrimination of American was divided into three stages. From mid fifteenth Century to the end of nineteenth Century is the first stage. At this period, Slavery has experienced three processes, including beginning, the…show more content…
And in 1661, the blacks in the Virginia had changed into life-long slave, which led to the slavery of south to be legal. In 1801, after the British and America through the prohibition of the slave trade act, and the trade of slavery has been forbidden in law, but the smuggling of blacks began to flourish. After the Civil War (1863-1865), the Congress of American passed three historic amendments to the Constitution during this period. The first was the Thirteenth Amendments. It ended slavery in the United States. The next was the Fourteenth Amendment. It said all persons born or naturalized in the United States were citizens of the United States and of the state in which they lived. It said no state could limit the rights of these citizens. Finally, there was Fifteenth Amendment. It said a citizen of the United States could not be prevented from voting because of his color. But racial discrimination existed in different forms until 1890. At Brussels Conference, congress was made a decision on the abolition of slavery. Until then, slavery was officially…show more content…
In1955, a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white bus passenger, then Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Ala. After that, an African American boycott of the bus system was led by Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy. In the succeeding decades, leaders sought power through elective office and substantive economic and educational gains though affirmative action. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was delivered a “I Have a Dream” speech to thousands of black people at the March on Washington. Then, he led the black people to carry out a series of activities about against segregation. In the 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson, lent his support to a congress effort to grantee the vote. After that, Congress of American passed the Civil Rights Act, and abolished the segregation officially. After that, about 70 years of racial segregation has been abolished legally, but invisible discrimination still existed. After 1965 until now, racial discrimination in the United States was entered the third stage. The blacks were suffered invisible

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