Racism has been, and continues to be, an issue in our American society. Multiple government and social issues have stemmed from hateful bigotry, including Mr. Dred Scott. He was seen as ¨property” not as a ¨person¨ just because of the color of his skin, and that he was not a free man, even if he resided in a ¨free¨ state. This caused an outrage in abolitionists nationwide and changed America forever. Dred Scott was a slave, owned by John Emerson in Missouri (a slave state).
Wetback, Negros, dirty, infectious, and lazy have demoralized the names and lives of people who are labeled this way. These labels have a root just like every other problem in our American society, but this problem is something we continue to have. Determining the roots of the so what called "white race" has been the building block of derogating every other culture. American history is taught as an all-white country, but lacks to teach the accomplishments, and struggles people of color had to face entering America. The So what called "pseudo-science" dehumanizes the name of many cultures, and socially degrades their opportunities with no real science involved.
A value system was built to exclude differences and melt everyone into one shape and function, which was to server their American masters. The melting port metaphor was never practical for Africans to blend into American culture. The visible differences were a catalyst for perils of racism in America. They did not look like whites or speak like whites. Their falsified subservience is a scourge on American history.
The First World War caused millions of deaths and destruction all over Europe and around the world. When the war ended, the victors gathered to mend the results of war through a peace treaty that blamed the defeated− the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty was signed in 1919 and greatly affected the world both directly and indirectly. However, while it did attempt to fix the damage done by WW1, it added further burdens and injury to an already weak Germany that eventually led to the Second World War from their feelings of revenge and rage. This is because the Treaty of Versailles was an imperfect agreement that punished Germany too much and negatively affected both Germany and Europe in physical, political, and financial ways.
Furthermore, African Americans still today don’t have fair rights and the freedom they deserve. According to Dr. Martin Luther King’s Speech, “I Have a Dream”, “But 100 years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by handcuffs of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty surrounded by a vast ocean of material wealth. One hundred years later, the Negro is still wasting away in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land.” (Martin 4).
U.S. society cannot redeem itself from its racist past and go on to call itself a post racial society since black men and women including Barack Obama still face extensive racial discrimination in all areas of daily life. Obama has been the subject of multiple racist attacks, from religiously bigoted e-mails claiming him to be a Muslim terrorist, who was not really born in America and who was viciously anti white, to T-shirts with racist caricatures. These different images aimed to dehumanize him, to attack his manhood, to turn American people against him and to diminish his credibility as a leader (wise 73). At the outset of Obama’s presidential campaign, many supporters including his wife and the black community expressed fears that he would be assassinated. These concerns became so pervasive and widely discussed that even candidate Obama acknowledged them.
Throughout the ages society has struggled to maintain a harmonious existence. Humanity, at times, has spiralled out of control, transcended the realms of depravity and descended into the depths of savagery without boundary. The segregation of African Americans by their white counter parts and the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler at the helm are prime examples of just how ruthless civilisation can be. Mankind, priding itself on intelligence and morality, is constantly battling the inner struggle of good vs evil, and regrettably sails down the dark, depressing tunnel of the abhorrent, the inhumane and the unjustifiable. Power struggles, hostilities over territory and avarice have contributed to the fall of many civilisations, dating back to ancient times.
Therefore, the employees are likely to be taken advantages and mistreated by the employers. Moreover, they are denied legal protection since they do not hold legal documents and the police officers often refer them as illegal migrant workers. As a result, slavery-alike working conditions still continue to happen in modern days. In conclusion, the word illegal has impacted millions of people lives along the history and up to now. The slavery will continue to exist whether it is legally banned or practice it openly unless there is protection entitle to everyone regardless of their identity, background, or native country where they are from.
America’s history has been one of dismal and oppression when speaking of race relations. At times, the race relations in this nation have lead to deaths: both internally within a person and externally in society as a whole. Nevertheless, the world we know is just a pseudo waiting to be unveiled by the people living in it. Everything about this play serves as a display of white/ black conflict prior to the Civil Rights movement. Unfortunately, many of the plays themes and overarching ideas can still be expressed in recent society.
The term Reconstruction is used because this was the period in time when the federal government was trying to get restore the seceded states to the Union. The Reconstruction Era was made of unique political conflict and of in-depth changes in the American government. At the national level, new laws and constitutional amendments permanently altered the federal system and the definition of citizenship. Reconstruction Era for African Americans resulted in a lack of sustenance and medical care which in effect caused a high death rate for African Americans, especially for the children. The parts of cities that African Americans where in or an entire cities would be run down and in ruins.