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  • Washington's Plan For Blacks
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    Discrimination The struggle for social and economic equality of Black people in America has been long and slow. It is sometimes amazing that any progress has been made in the racial equality arena at all; every tentative step forward seems to be diluted by losses elsewhere. For every "Stacey Koons" that is convicted, there seems to be a Texaco executive waiting to send Blacks back to the past. Throughout the struggle for equal rights, there have been courageous Black leaders at the forefront of ...
  • The Black Society And White Society
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    The March on Washington was a very significant event that captured the attention of the United States and the world. More than 250,000 people came to Washington to demand equality for blacks and to urge Congress to pass civil rights legislation. The March is best remembered for Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech. ' It was believed that the rally would build support for President Kennedy's civil rights bill and everyone agreed that it should embrace both blacks and whites. The significan...
  • 1965 25 Percent Of Black Families
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    Lipset's American Creed Liberty. Egalitarianism. Individualism. Populism. Laissez-faire. These five concepts embody the "American creed" as described by author Seymour Martin Lipset. Lipset feels that this "American creed" is representative of an ideology that all Americans share. Lipset's argument is on shaky ground, however, when scrutinized under the microscope of race. Racial relations in this country do much to undermine the validity of Lipset's argument, especially the concepts of egalitar...
  • Brown Vs Board Of Education Case
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    Brown vs. Board of Education Although slavery was finally ended at the end of the nineteenth century black people found themselves still in the process of fighting. What they had to fight for was their own rights. The Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the civil war brought about literal freedom but the beliefs and attitudes of whites, especially in the south kept the black people repressed. In this paper I would like to share the research that I found that helped to launch the fight for f...
  • Effects Of Discrimination And Segregation
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    Discrimination and Segregation have both had many harmful effects on society in the past and exist when individuals are treated unfairly because of their particular race, gender, age, ethnic group, physical disability, or religion. Discrimination and segregation both poison the atmosphere of trust that we need in order to live peacefully. In the video 'Separate but Equal'; , there are many incidences to prove that racism, segregation, and discrimination all have negative effects. The three most ...
  • Blacks And Whites
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    Blacks: A Struggle for Racial Equality Almost everyone would like to have racial equality in the world today. It is often said that all people have been created equally. That is true, however sometimes not everybody is treated equally. In society, blacks are still struggling for racial equality. We should note that in the 1940'1, blacks were not considered equal to the whites. We see this in The Power of One. Blacks could not socialize with whites. P.K. a young boxer asks the manager at the gym ...
  • Racial Segregation In The Public Schools
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    In 1896 the Supreme Court had held in Ples sy vs. Ferguson that racial segregation was permissible as long as equal facilities were provided for both races. Although that decision involved only passenger accommodations on rail road, the principle of 'separate but equal' was applied thereafter to all aspects of public life in states with large black populations. Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, decided on May 17, 1954, was one of the most important cases in the history of the U.S. ...
  • Blacks In Their Struggle For Equality
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    Judicial Activism: A Necessary Action Judicial activism is rarely needed, but when it is employed, it is only in the most dire of circumstances. It is the broad interpretation of the constitution of the United States by the Supreme Court. Some argue that this should not be done, but if it had not been, slavery would still exist in America. It is obvious that in some cases, it is necessary to expand civil rights beyond what the constitution explicitly states. This was the case in Brown vs. Board ...
  • Blacks In The South
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    The first main event that I believe led to Anne Moody becoming an activist for Civil Rights was when she was younger, her cousin George Lee was babysitting and he burned down the house in a fit of rage and when Daddy gets home he blames it on Essie Mae (Anne Moody). This foreshadows all of life's injustices that will be thrown her way. The next time was when she made friends with white neighbors and they decided to go to the movies, Anne couldn't sit with her friends, she had to sit in the balco...
  • Malcolm X
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    I have recently read the Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley. This paper will contain views on how racism in society has changed in the past 30 years. Racism is a very debatable topic. People view racism differently in all aspects. Society has changed greatly since Malcolm X has made these statements. He believes the government was the true racists. He states the government nourished a racist psychology in the minds of the white people. I believe the reason he thinks this way is due...
  • Civil Equality With Whites
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    Post bellum Blues for Blacks Colored people, mainly blacks, have traveled a long and winding road to gain civil equality with whites. That road has been filled with bumps, ditches, hills, potholes, and all forms of harsh weather, but just as the song says", [They] shall carry on". Many white people consider themselves to be the master race, which causes the suffering of other races. The first fight that blacks had to endure was overcoming slavery. Slavery began during the colonization period of ...
  • Separate Facilities For White And Blacks
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    America is very unique in many ways to other countries of the world for many reasons. But one of the most important reasons, is that we have the freedom to express ourselves and the freedom to practice our own ideas, as granted to us by our Constitution. Two hundred years ago, our fore fathers sought a place where they could practice their religion freely and not be persecuted by those who discriminated against them. Today that freedom is very much still alive, but because of the norms of our ti...
  • Major Changes For Blacks
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    With the end of the war on September 2, 1945 when Japan surrender to the United States, after the dropping of the atomic bombs, "postwar American society" saw many changes in labor and social status. These changes in America society were not a direct result of the war but rather these changes during the war were a catalyst for coming changes in American society. The advent of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) helped blacks along the way to equality but true equality would not start to come unti...
  • Equal Rights A Lot
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    Reconstruction The era between 1865 and 1877 is known as The Reconstruction Era. During the civil war the southern economy was destroyed. Plantations, crops, houses and railroads were ruined. There were two different views on how the south would get rebuilt and how blacks would get equal rights. One way was the Presidential Plan. It was originally Lincoln's plan and Johnson tried to follow it but he failed. The presidential plan was easier and more lenient towards former confederates. The second...
  • Blacks Fall Behind Whites In Education
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    Are We Free Yet? By Channel Hallowell. ".. The Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and by the chains of discrimination". Unfortunately, forty years from Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech this statement he made, still holds truth. One hundred and forty years from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, we must face that Blacks are still not free. Blacks are currently suffering from the oppression that happened in the past. Blacks are still not free because ...
  • Heroine Mary McLeod Bethune
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    Educator, Leader, Heroine Mary McLeod Bethune "I leave you love... I leave you hope... I leave you a thirst for education... I leave you a responsibility to our young people" That was exactly what Mary McLeod Bethune did. She was a black woman with a dream and a passion for education. Throughout Mary Bethune's accomplishments, which spanned her lifetime she remained focused on changing the lives of black women during a difficult time in history. She never lost sight of the causes or concerns she...
  • Civil Rights Act
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    The quest for equality by black Americans played a central role in the struggle for civil rights in the 1960's. Stemming from an effort dating back to the Civil War and Reconstruction, the black movement had gained more momentum by the mid-twentieth century. African Americans continued to press forward for more equality through peaceful demonstrations and protests. But change came slowly indeed. Rigid segregation of public accommodations remained the ruled in the South. In the North, urban ghett...

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