Stopping Supremacy, By Martin Luther King

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Stopping Supremacy The Civil Rights Movement led mostly by Martin Luther King and other influential african americans was a movement set forth to bring equality to society by mainly eliminating s discrimination based on race and slightly focusing on other inequalities. Even with this movement’s main focus on race and attempting to eliminate violence based off racial tensions, the civil rights acts passed in result of the movement outlawed discrimination not only based on race but religion, sex or national origin. It also banned segregating public places like schools, churches, stores and other places. Not only did these laws take place but many acts of willingness to go beyond these laws occurred even in areas that most of the racial tensions…show more content…
In the United States caucasian people still have advantages over other minority groups because of how society puts caucasians on a pedestal. Research proves that african americans are less likely to receive a job even with the same credentials as a caucasian and “research by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [also] shows that people of color receive less information from real-estate agents, are shown fewer units, and are frequently steered away from predominantly white neighborhoods” (Jenkins 1). Since minority groups cannot get access to these white neighborhoods they are forced to live in the poor neighborhoods where they are forced to do illegal activities because of the influences around them and that is the main source of income in these bad areas. The problem with these forms of discrimination are they are not provable in the court of law and most of the time the victims do not even realize that the discriminations are occurring. This is still an improvement from the direct discrimination that the minority groups were much aware of that MArtin Luther King helped eliminate, but this form of discrimination is still apparent and shows inequality is still present in the world today. Inequality in the world is also projected from many groups targeting certain races of people. Two of these extremist groups that…show more content…
Many laws that Martin Luther King fought for are still intact and have expanded to become more stricter and enforcing equality even more. There are many laws today that have to deal with segregation and discrimination that are being enforced proficiently. Not only have more and more laws been being made to stop inequality, but national awareness for national inequality has increased greatly. One of the recent movements and laws that are helping to enforce equality is when earlier in 2015 “the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, thereby requiring all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples” (Same Sex Marriage Laws 1). This laws shows the Unitilited States ability to adapt to new circumstances and create laws that help maintain equality. States used to allow the declining of same-sex marriages and even some states banned same-sex marriages. Even though it is proven women get paid less than men. The United States has set forth laws that prohibit paying less because of sex. One provision of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 states, “ No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages agreement also to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays
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