During and after the war African Americans dominated the industries however, earned the lowest wages with black women earning the least, black farmers also received small plots of land for farming and as the farming industry depleted, black farmers experienced the severity of
The Reconstruction era ended separation between the North and the South, as previously, the South had wanted to be separate from the North. The economy in the South became devastated because there were less people to work on plantations. A large racist group, which was very popular back then known as the KKK became more involved in the South, being fueled with hatred towards blacks and whites who supported civil
Racism inhibits African Americans from working in the work force. This unemployment leads to poverty because they do not have money to sustain themselves and their family. For some people, they try to break down the obstacle of being oppressed by working hard and starting something of their own. However, due to the oppression, they are poor and have to work in pathetic conditions. In The House on Mango Street, there is an African American man who owns a furniture store, but he does not turn on any light because he cannot afford it (Cisneros
The reality of being Black and living in the American South during the era of Jim Crow was terrible. Richard Wright was able to convey this powerful message through his autobiographical essay. Jim Crow forced Blacks to adhere to impossibly high standards around whites and victimized many women. There was little to no help for African-Americans at this time because even the police were targeting them. No matter how closely Blacks followed the Jim Crow
The integrated community Longtown, was founded by James Clemens. James Clemens was a slave from Virginia who was eventually freed and later became a rich farmer. Clemens was multi-racial, so the founder of Longtown had already seen no problem with mixed races. A junior at Wright State University named Connor Keiser never assigned himself a certain race, he would just tell others that he was a colored man. He said, “..my appearance is white, but my insides are not.”
African Americans protested non-violent wars, but were not lucky enough at that time. Second, leaders like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Andrew Goodman, Malcolm X and many others fought like a lion but without violence. Rosa Parks took a stand on a bus, instead of giving her seat up like she was “supposed” to she sat their protesting.
It shows that even people around the colored people were treated poorly. And it shows that the justice system is corrupt and is unfair to African Americans. It is a solace that racial inequality is becoming less and less of a problem. The United States now has an African American president which never would have been thought of back
Bathrooms, restaurants, stores, hotels, schools, jobs, and even water fountains were all segregated by race. If an African American entered a white store or restaurant they would be kicked out and even beat up. Seating on busses were segregated by race, whites sat in the front and blacks had to sit in the back, if a white needed a seat one black passenger had to give up their seat. One civil rights activist took action and has stopped most segregation but the segregation between schools did not stop.
In the case of Walter Lee a poor chauffeur internalized racism is seen when he tells his wife, “We all tied up in a race of people don’t know how to do nothing but to moan, pray and have babies”(pg 17).Irrespective of their socio economic status Walter and George are affected by internalized racism, due to this internalized racism Walter Lee faces
Discrimination against blacks was happening in both the North and the South equally. While the Plessy vs. Ferguson case declared facilities were to be “separate but equal”, they were separate and unequal for 60 years. In Document C, there is a water fountain where one side is for whites, while the other side is for colored. This only created more tension between whites and blacks, and made the fight even harder for everyone to be treated equally. African Americans will always get the run down part of the bus and the dirtier water fountain.
Louis were predominantly black people live suffer from lack of jobs which then makes people rob and steal for what they need to survive. There is a list of problems that can be named about East St. Louis but one main problem is there air pollution from these chemical plants. As kozol writes in Savages Inequality “The city, which by night and day is clouded by the fumes that pour from vents and smokestacks at the Pfizer and Monsanto chemical plants, has one of the highest rates of child asthma in America”(9-10). The tremendous effect that these chemical plants have on people is horrible and life threatening. Another problem at East St Louis has is there sewer problem which is flowing from collapsed pipes and dysfunctional stations, has also flooded basements all over the city.
According to reading, the income inequalities, less cognitive vs. high cognitive runs society. Where poor people are lazy and bad influence to this society. People are on welfare, job training are targeted towards low- income people. Due to history of slavery and Jim Crow deteriorate family structures, and single family households created
When thinking of the ghetto, people generally conjure an image of a gritty, crime-infested, and hopeless place. Who decided this? Certainly not black people. Interestingly enough, just the presence of black families within a majority-white neighborhood in the 1900s caused those homes to drop in value, by thousands. If you were a white home owner who had spent five years’ wages on your first home, wouldn’t you want to protect your investment by all costs?
Showing no unity in rising up against whites and taking a stand, the blacks have created segregation amongst each other. How can white and blacks breakdown a wall of segregation, if there is a wall within the black community. To this day competition between blacks lurks on in the in inner cities and poorer communities. The city of Chicago is known for high homicide rates, gangs, and drug abuse. The Windy City possesses a large African American influence; with 33% of the city being black, and 78% of all homicides victims in the city being black.