Not that Colorblind

1636 Words Feb 26th, 2018 6 Pages
First and foremost, your death conveyed somber emotions and rage within the black community. Violence and controversy followed. Outrage at the idea your assassination was partially or fully responsible on the government, riots broke out across the nation the weekend you were murdered. Publish accounts claim nine to eleven people died, however, there was no official death toll. In addition, three hundred fifty people were arrested, and one hundred sixty two buildings were destroyed. In April 11, 1968, following the riots, President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financial of housing. Despite the nature of the Fair Housing Act, housing remain segregated in many areas of the United States in the years that followed; however, we have managed to overcome many obstacles since then, and have establish a new system and way of living in many parts of the United States. Although racial inequality still exists in America, it is accurate to say racial equality is much closer than it was when you were alive. Some of the most important events that altered the perspective and lifestyles of many Americans derived from the small changes that occurred after your decease, but had great impact in the years to come. In 1969, a revised Philadelphia Plan, an attempt to execute discrimination in construction by…
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