Racism In 1900

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Has Racism Changed Since the 1900

Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. This used to be very bad in the 1900’s. But overall we can say racism has tremendously changed. Back then there was definitely more physical fighting because of your race, color of your skin, and what your nationality is etc. At the turn of the century, racism was at it’s all time high. Things were very limited for black people and many other groups. Black people didn’t have the same jobs, houses, or rights. They were treated this way for many reasons but mostly because of the color of their skin.

In Mississippi in the 1930s black and white people were
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Even now though they still aren’t treated equally. In Hidden Figures, the 20 black women who worked at NASA didn’t get the same rights as the white people but at least they were working there. Colored people also had to follow really strict rules. For example, every white person that worked with Katherine got mad when she used the coffee machine in their office. The coffee machine wasn’t labeled specifically for white people, it’s just that they never had a black person use their things before. Another thing was that she also had to have her dress/skirt below her knees and she can only wear a simple pearl necklace. Finally, there was no black bathrooms at NASA, so she had to run a half mile to a black bathroom every day. “There are no colored bathrooms in this building, or any building outside the West Campus, which is half a mile away. Did you know that? I have to walk to Timbuktu just to relieve myself! And I can 't use one of the handy bikes. Picture that, Mr. Harrison. My uniform, skirt below the knees and my heels. And simple necklace pearls. Well, I don 't own pearls. Lord knows you don 't pay the colored enough to afford pearls! And I work like a dog day and night, living on coffee from a pot none of you want to touch! So, excuse me if I have to go to the restroom a few times a day.” This was after her boss yelled at her for…show more content…
We can all use the same bathrooms and water fountains and many more things. Although they’re still targeted groups because of their skin color, religion, and what they wear. For instance, if Obama had been born 50 years earlier he wouldn’t have had any chance of becoming president. That shows the progress in racism because he won the presidential election. Another important change in racism is marriage has changed. White people would never marry a black person, now fully one quarter of whites say they would marry a black. Lastly, in 1972 two thirds of whites said homeowners should be able to discriminate against blacks when selling their homes. That then dropped to 28 percent in 2008. These are many examples of how racism has changed, and obviously it has gotten better in different ways. This displays that many things have changed since the 1900s and many people have changed there minds on being
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