The Role Of Racism In The Civil Rights Movement

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Racism has existed since humans have stepped foot on Earth; clans were formed based on hair, eye, and skin color. Racism and social injustice are certainly not new, and they are certainly not absent in the world. During the 1940s, segregation, a form of racism, was present in schools, hospitals, militaries, etc. Jim Crow laws had one of the leading roles in the film of racism, and they are the reason blacks, in the eyes of whites, had a filthy image and background. Although negroes were stereotyped, there were many inspirational leaders that stood up for negroes such as: Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson as well as some others. Activists used multiple strategies for achieving civil rights which had successes and failures. First of all, one cannot want something without working for it, and that is just what the African Americans did for their rights. Boycotts were a huge piece in the puzzle of the Civil Rights Movement; the African Americans used multiple strategies to earn their rights. Buses were used commonly in 1940-1960, and people would use the buses everyday to travel to work. Both white and black people rode the bus in the morning and after work, but that wouldn’t be possible without a hint of segregation. Black people sat in the back of the bus, while whites had the privilege of sitting in the front. As an act of defiance to this unjust situation, African Americans decided to boycott the bus companies by walking to work
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