Racism In The Black Panthers

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Amendment XIII: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subjects to their jurisdiction. Is racism taught through the government and other higher powers, or is it taught through individual experiences and decision making. I believe racism is created through your own individual experiences and your home life, rather than the government and other higher powers. “Racism is any attitude, action, or institutional structure which subordinates a person or group because of skin color.” -U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1970. In this quote they’re saying that racism is when one race is superior to another race.…show more content…
Today we don’t have lynching or segregation. We have black and whites working together side by side every single day. The quote said racism is when a race is higher than another race, if you look at it in some ways the black panthers were like that. They were fighting to be higher and to be in charge, along with equality. The Black Panthers was established in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The two revolutionary men created the national organization as a way to collectively combat white oppression. After seeing black people suffer from the torturous practices of police officers around the nation, Newton and Seale helped to form the pioneering black liberation group to help build community and confront systems of…show more content…
I do believe that this video has made me think more about racism and to be more aware of how racism affects everyone in the United States. The big question that is still being debated si weather racism is taught through the government and other higher powers. Or is it taught through our own individual ways and experiences. I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally, as along as you haven’t commited a crime. Everyone has their own opinion and their own views, but it is how we sue those in the real world and don’t use to judge or segregate others just for their race and or views. We need to as a country work on respecting
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