The 13th amendment initially should have ended slavery. In addition the 14th was for equal protection of the law, and 15th for males to have suffrage. As a result, many of these goals were outstanding, but some were not. The NAACP will still work to accomplish these goals and do what they can to make America better. (naacp.org) Civil rights today is still fought because it is important to everyone.
Racial equality is the main gist in the speech, but towards the end Martin hints at equality for everyone. Although people may believe Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality was achieved, but it is not and this is evident with modern-day transphobia,homophobia, and religious inequality. A transgender person’s self-identity does not conform to the conventional notations of gender they were born with; therefore they may wish to change their appearance to match their
So overall I feel an equality feminism approach would be the best way to go at trying to put an end to sexism. Of course it would not be easy to tackle any problem as big as sexism, but this is a step that must be take. It will have to show everyone of the world that just because one is a different gender it does not make them inferior to that of the other sex. This is something that a differential feminism approach would not fix, because then it would still lead people to believe men and women are not equal. So that is why I believe the best approach to end sexism is by taking an equality feminism
Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed for a nation that lived for equality. Both men had two very distinct dreams, but both wishing the same thing: a better nation. The past made freedom of speech be the pillar of this nation that is why our nation is so great. Our present has to keep this dream active not let it become a nightmare. We are the history in the making, the future of the U.S is dependent on.
He sought to demonstrate that it was cruel, unnatural, ungodly, immoral, and unjust. God and the forward march of history, Douglass believed, would bring the realization of truth, justice, and the brotherhood of man. As such, equality is not just necessary for the establishment of government but is also a requisite in maintaining a safe and stable nation. Most importantly, upon entering society individuals are required to alienate a modicum of freedom and liberty, but full equality can (theoretically) never be compromised. This, of course, will impact the state and inevitably require a
Eva Smith is the perfect example to show the audience that you might not be affected by this but someone might be and you will be the blame for it. “but I felt rotten about it at the time and now I feel a lot worse.” Sheila said this because she actually felt really bad and to blame for this girl’s death unlike the rest of her family except Eric. People were put into social classes according to their wealth, jobs and success. The upper class families don’t care about others with low class and are shown to be more powerful at that time. The high class families always had the power even though they were the same as the others but more successful,
But now that I understand the term I realized that I too, assumed that all women in America were concern with the pay wage gap between men and women. In most careers, women make much less money than men do for doing the same exact job. I thought all women prioritized this awful pay wage gap until I realized that I prioritize this unequal pay gap because I am a Caucasian female but, for instance, an African American woman may prioritize the injustices she may face while trying to get employed over the unequal pay gap. In the article, Study: anti-black hiring discrimination is as prevalent today as it was in 1989, German Lopez stated that, “The researchers found that anti-black racism in hiring is unchanged since at least 1989… The bottom line is whether you get a job in America can come down to your race” (Gomez, 2017). As a Caucasian woman I probably won’t have to worry discrimination when finding employment so I prioritize the pay wage gap.
Then there’s how many people think that since you’re a woman you have to do only this and since you’re a man you can only do this. If you’re a woman and you do “men’s work” then that is completely unacceptable in the 1930’s. Finally, there’s the socioeconomic struggles that the characters have to face in the novel. They get a real slap in the face when they see that just because someone is lower than you in money, doesn’t mean that there an alien. The author really does show us the struggles that Jem and Scout have to face with oppression in this
In some cases, people believed inequality, but they would not risk their social status in order to fight for women. Sexism is still a problem today and I believe it was bred from various of generations of that constant mentality. I believe that the men who read this article in 1972 scoffed at it and said “Women should know their place.” Women, however, were most likely motivated and empowered by articles like this one. Women who were dumb and brainwashed by their sexist husband probably read a piece such as this one and quickly told themselves that woman should always stay at home, “it’s just the way life is.” If I were to live in the 1970s, I would have been apart of every feminist movement ever held. This type of writing inspires me, but also angers me as it most likely did to some women when this was written.
As the lecture notes, “middle class women reaped most of the benefits of what they advocated for in politics, education, and overall social reform.” It makes sense that he changes that were occurring forced those impacted the greatest to changes and adopt policies more favorable to women. While women and men were fighting for equality, women were fighting in a male dominated society that included the workforce. The intersectionality of our gender identities impacted the profession that women sought after since profession like lawyers and doctors were closed off to women. As poor working class person regardless of being a women or not often times you could find yourself being employed in an under paid and underwhelming job based exclusively on
White people did not want to accept the fact that they had to share public places with black citizens, so these Jim Crow laws set some boundaries by segregating black and white people in public schools, restaurants, trains, sports stadiums and movie theaters. White people went so far as to label drinking fountains: “White Only” and “Colored Only.” White people did not want to be in the same area as blacks causing black citizens to feel disempowered. African Americans were forced to work at minimum wage jobs since all of the higher paying jobs were specifically for whites, which placed African Americans in the lower class by making them laborers that could only “clean, cook, stock shelves, and load trucks.” All of which were labor that white people would never do because they thought that they were far superior than black people. “Strict racial segregation” was the result of the ex-Confederates regaining
Women were barred from certain jobs, and routinely (and legally) paid less for their labor” (171). This was life for women in the 1920’s compared to life for women today. What an excellent achievement to be proud of, women now doing unbelievable things, back then no one could or would have ever imagined the dreams women have accomplished today. At hand, there is still inequality between men and women. According to Wheeler, William, and Becker, Susan “In 1921, the NWP began to campaign for an equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which would abolish all forms of gender inequality in the United States.
In the society that we live in, there is a strong belief that because acts have been passed that we have reached equality between men and women in all forms. Many in society continuously state that there is no need for feminism or any type of movement for women 's rights because they have not been taught the truth and are fed the lies that people around them have constructed. “Women just starting their careers are earning wages closer to their male counterparts today than in previous decades. But researchers say men can quickly surpass women in both pay and seniority, especially in the private sector” (Mcswane 3). There have been many improvements in women 's wages but men are more likely to get raises or have a larger salary because of their sex.
The law stated that everyone was equal, yet white men have not felt the pain that the black man has lived with their whole life. Lowell writes, “If there breathe on earth a slave, are ye truly free?” (Lowell 575). The author describes in this poem that if their is even one slave on this earth, society is not truly equal. The only way to achieve the equalization that the law says the citizens have, is to wholeheartedly engage in one’s freedoms. Freedom is not a gift, one is born with it, yet, society tried to strip the slaves and the black men from their right to live in