Similarly, an epic event has villains. Little Rock Nine was primarily brimming with villains; Governor Faubus made it a personal problem when he sent the National Guardsmen to block the entrance of the school. Elizabeth remembers she tried to squeeze past him, but they raised their rifles. The white students yelled racist remarks. Many white people believed “black children had no right to attend Central High” (Walker 9).
Between 3000 and 10 000 students had joined the march. This was some of the children that had joined the march on 16 June 1976 to the government building with their signs saying that they do not want Afrikaans and “To hell with Afrikaans”. The main reason that started the protest was because children had to have Afrikaans with the Bantu education they had. The reason for the Soweto Uprising was traced back to the Bantu Education Act. Many schools had joined in with the protest to protest against Afrikaans and Bantu Education.
The non-white political representation was abolished in the 1970, and starting in that year, the black people were deprived of their citizenship, legally becoming citizens of one of 10 tribally based self-governing homelands, four of which became independent states. The government segregated education, medical care, beaches, and other public services and provided black people with services that were inferior to white people. Apartheid sparked significant internal resistance of violence. Starting in the 1950s, a series of popular uprisings and protests resulted in a retaliatory ban and the imprisonment of anti-apartheid leaders. Along with the sanctions placed on South Africa by the international community, this made it increasingly difficult for the government to maintain the regime.
60 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up on the bus to a white man, he told her he would have her asserted and she replied “You may do that” (Brinkley 2000). Rosa Parks was then arrested and fined. The events that led up to the arrest of Rosa Park changed the civil rights movement and the United States. It has nearly been 6 decades since Rosa Park’s arrest, and if you ask me our country is still dealing with racial justice issues. Mrs. Clinton recently spoke at an event honoring Rosa Parks saying, “There is something profoundly wrong when black men are disproportionately stopped and searched by the police, arrested or killed.”(New York Times).
Three major problems starting with segregation. Though brown vs. the board of education had already happened ending segregation in schools. Seventeen states had refused to accept it and made it illegal for any ethnic race from attending school. In 1966 African Americans went on strike concerning their educational opportunities. In 1968 Mexican Americans went on stroke demanding bilingual education, the teaching of their culture and better treatment from white teachers.
The Tinker versus Des Moines court case involved three minors, John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker and Christopher Eckhart. These three wore black armbands to their schools to protest the Vietnam War and were suspended following this action. Circuit courts and the Court of Appeals in Iowa ruled that the black armbands were inappropriate attire for school. This case was then brought to a higher-up court. Eventually, this case was brought before the Supreme Court.
But during 1955 and 1963, the rise of the Civil War Movement eventually led to desegregated. In1955， a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white bus passenger, then Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Ala. After that, an African American boycott of the bus system was led by Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy. In the succeeding decades, leaders sought power through elective office and substantive economic and educational gains though affirmative action. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was delivered a “I Have a Dream” speech to thousands of black people at the March on Washington. Then, he led the black people to carry out a series of activities about against
Friday night, the student government passed the proposal for the “soft strike”. The soft strike called for students to “voluntarily strike his classes and ask the university administrators to give credit for those classes he would miss on strike” (Evidence 4:”Strike out?”). On the other hand, the “hard strike” was intended for a complete shutdown of the school for the remainder of the quarterly semester. The proposal for the “soft strike” supported by the Senate and the moderate protesters is one that will lead us nowhere. The whole purpose of implementing a
Water fountains, classrooms, and bathrooms were places that had segregation. With the segregation also came punishments for those who did not follow the rules. During the mid-1930s NAACP took the schools to court because of the schools segregation. This didn’t work out until one year later the court made the schools stop segregation. Work was different for blacks and whites.
The film begins after the gruesome Los Angeles Riots of 1992. The riots cause an uproar of gangs within the school along with beginning an integration program at the high-achieving Wilson High. After the integration program was set in place many white kids begin to leave the school, leaving the “dumb” integrated kids. Being that many of the teachers are white, a majority are against the integration program. And the white teachers believe that the diverse kids left were “unteachable and at-risk kids” until a young teacher started at Woodrow High.