African American history is a corrective balance to the single story of American History because it exposes one to another side of history. It erases the concept that whites built America. African American history allows you to know that there is more to America than just what you learn in American History. It is not just white america because African Americans contributed a great deal to the development of america. A student who takes american history will began to believe that whites are the only people who contributed to the development of America.
Decades ago, children of various races could not go to school together in many locations of the United States. School districts could segregate students, legally, into different schools according to the color of their skin. The law said these separate schools had to be equal. Many schools for children that possessed color were of lesser quality than the schools for white students. To have separate schools for the black and white children became a basic rule in southern society.
Since the beginning of time, African-Americans have been seen as inferior, incapable, and inhumane. After the Civil Rights Movement, the issue of racism was broadcasted internationally, and people globally saw how African-Americans were treated due to the color of their skin. Once the movement was over; African-Americans would have another issue to tackle; societal advancement. History books suggest that racism was finally over after the Civil Rights Movement, but racial bias is still embedded in white society. Racism may not be as harsh, or publically displayed, but African-Americans are not advancing at the same rates as whites.
Do you believe that African Americans education is harsher due to racism? Perhaps is there an equal opportunity in the United States for non colored teachers to see African American students like they see their white peers. African Americans education has been negatively impacted by racism. It is observed that white teachers are known to label their black students as troublemakers. For black students who looks for a degree, their degree isn’t guaranteed for that student because of racism.
In the 1950’s through the 1960’s if one was an African-American one would have to walk three to four miles in the scorching heat to go to their all black school. Jim Crow laws were designed to segregate African-Americans and whites. Before, May 17.1954, the court would use the phrase “separate but equal” to justify excluding blacks from white facilities and services. In one Supreme Court case called Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, the Chief Justice and the other eight Associate Justices on the Supreme Court ruled that all U.S. schools had to integrate. Some schools integrated while other schools did not.
This was one of the biggest court cases involving the civil war. Plessy vs. Ferguson was a court case in 1890 (History). It involved Homer Plessy, a man of a mixed race, and Judge John H. Ferguson. It took place in Louisiana state court. It was because of the Car Act (LII / Legal Information Institute).
It was the early twentieth 100 , and the world had already changed trehands dously compared to the world of their parents and grandparents. Slavery had ended in United States more than half a century earlier. While African American English still faced tremendous economic and social obstacle in both the northern and southern DoS , there were more chance than there had been. After the Civil War (and first slightly before, especially in the Union ), Department of Education for Negroid American English -- and total darkness and white char -- had become more common . Many were not able to attend or complete schooltime time , but a substantial few were able not only to attend and complete elementary or secondary winding school, but college .
The Prom Night in Mississippi was an extraordinary documentary, which encompassed the racial and discriminative views and actions from a small community and school district from the early 2000s. While watching the video multiple emotions and thoughts rushed through my head, however what stuck out to me the most was how recent this document took place, and how severe certain individuals where to possessing certain racial qualities. From only nine years ago students where still experiencing racial discrimination, in which individuals fought so hard for to be solemnly free in the United States. In fact to have an interracial school district that thought it was “okay” or politically right to have a segregated prom in 2008 blows my mind. Especially when the school district had superior faculty members who were interracial to multiple sport teams.
In the early 1890’s the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was legal. This means that blacks and whites used different restaurants, hotels theatres, and hotels. Blacks were considered inferior to white people and got less money from the government. The black schools and hospitals were considerably subpar to the white public places. Jim Crows laws in the South allowed this type of segregation and inequity to occur.
For decades we have have been taught the meaning of segregation. Segregation between African Americans and whites was a huge act of inhumanity in the 1800’s. It was preposterous for humans to treat others in an unfairly manner all because of their skin color. In the very beginning of segregation between the blacks and whites, it was crucial on how white people detained African Americans as slaves and sold them like property they were forced into a life of mistreatment and no freedom.
African American Studies was a great experience. Has opened my eyes to my surrounding and the world around me. This course with Dr. Sheba Lo, was something out of me confront zone. I learned so many things from race to cultural to the importance aspect of African American. We are isolated to an environment that hide so much history that we all don’t think they are important to who we have become.