Teacher E. Saires
Class ELA Grade 6
October 25, 2017
“I have a dream, a single dream, continue to dream. To dream of freedom, to dream of justice, to dream of equality and hopefully no longer need to dream them.” (King,1963).
The fight for freedom and equality of time before Rosa Parks defends her place in the front and oldest of a Martin Luther King Jr. game inspired by Americans with her famous dream.
Throughout history, nations have described the guarantees and personal privileges of their citizens and have defended them with force. However, a group of people who could not enjoy those rights and guarantees also arrived in the country. Black Africans were transported against their will, chained, to be sold as slaves and to work in the service of their masters, especially on the great agricultural estates of the South.
First racial discrimination in the United States began with the introduction of African slaves to work on the southern plantations. The first slaves arrived in America by accident. In 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia, a corsair landed with about twenty blacks he had captured on a Spanish ship in the Caribbean. African-American slaves were forced to work with an intensity that sometimes became inhuman. In some states, laws known as slave codes authorize the application of terrible punishments to undisciplined slaves. According to Virginia's slave code of 1705: "All black, mulatto, and indigenous slaves in this domain .... If the slave
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Black students account nationally for 34% of all suspensions (Mazama). Black students in America are faced with a struggle as they begin to go into school systems. Some students will go into an urban school system and will be surrounded by many minorities and others will attend rural school areas in the south. African American students who live in the south experience a great amount of racism from their peers, their peers parents, teachers, and other school officials. The issue occurs when students of a majority race don't know how to communicate or peacefully get along with students of a minority race. This can be an act of calling a student out of their name or acting violently towards them. Students should not have to worry about whether they are safe at school all because of something they can’t help. Racism needs to be taken out of schools all across the the world. They way we do this is to educate students about black history and how their actions may trigger a student of color.
In 1619 the first slaves were brought to Jamestown Virginia to help with the production of crops, such as tobacco and cotton. A Dutch ship brought twenty slaves over to be sold in Jamestown Virginia. These men were brought over as indentured servants, who were to be released after a certain time of working had been done. Unfortunately, not every slave was given this opportunity in the years to come. This was just the beginning of the nightmare that the African people would endure for many generations. (Doyle)
In 1619, the first African Americans arrived in the colonies. Only a handful of survivors had outlasted a gruesome sea voyage. They had all been taken during a raid of a Spanish ship that was sailing for the Spanish West Indies. During the next few years, many African Americans were uprooted from their homelands and forced into slavery. They were unwillingly taken from their families and tribes, forced onto slave ships, and forced to endure cruel treatment at the hands of their captors. Many of the African American women were sexually assaulted during their time on the ship, and in many cases, it would not stop when they reached port. Upon their arrival in the colonies, the slaves that survived would be auctioned off or used for
In 1619, when enslaved Africans were brought to the colony of Virginia, they did not initially suffer the racism and oppression that would soon engulf their race. The idea of poor whites and slaves joining forces would become a shock one hundred years later. Masters would abuse their servants with hard usage and oppression. Due to the fact that the New World land was boundless and cheap labor was limited, Virginia planters found enslaved Africans to be a more efficient source of cheap labor. Because African salves entered the colonies as aliens, they became a working class fit for maximum exploitation and capable of only minimal resistance. In the next 250 years, American laws tried to reduce black people to a class of untouchables. Laws
It was during the first week of INT that I started to feel more in depth with the racism and its different terms. We talked in detail on intent, reverse racism, and white supremacy after watching few videos for each matter. It turned out that there are deeper meaning and context to these terms than the mere definition.
Capturing native African people and using them as slaves was not a new idea. It had already been going on in Portugal for some 350 years , where Africans worked day in and day out in fields. Slavery was decreasing in Europe, but it still existed. The “New World,” which would eventually become the United States, was not expansive enough at first to need slave labor, but this soon changed. The colonies grew in size as more people traveled there and established trading posts and towns. The Dutch West India Company, a huge trading company located in what would become Manhattan, sold eleven enslaved Africans to Virginia, and the slaves, all male, arrived in 1626. They were forced to work in harsh conditions from sunup to sundown and were a driving force in building the infrastructure of the town.
On a collage campus a student is forced to remove his confederate flag from his dorm window because other students complained about the racist history of the flag. The 18-year-old man fought for his right to keep his flag saying it wasn’t racist. Authorities retaliated until the school realized the student was black (Black Student wins fight to hang Confederate flag in dorm window). Was this Racist? Probably not because he was black but if he was white he would have been forced to remove the flag. Is this not an example of reverse racism? Reverse racism is a common problem that causes many majorities to be shamed, harmed, or hurt by minorities.
Will you able to function if you lived in another race’s shoes? Will you be able to function and deal with consequences of being the other race?When we were all fetuses in our mom’s tummy we as humans are not given the options to chose our race. Yet we are still being ridiculed from what we are born with. Racism is one of many elements that in the United States of America affects our society. However, there is a hidden problem that promotes racism. It is the fact that a lot of people try to make themselves believe that racism doesn 't exist. But unfortunately, it still does. Everyone knows about the problem of racism but don 't realize that they are supporting the problem by discriminating against other people 's rights but at the same
The population of the United States of America has been one of mixed race since its very beginning. Boatload upon boatload of enslaved Africans provided a labor force which would fuel the American South’s economy for many years, until national abolition and the subsequent civil rights movement created a primarily biracial population of blacks and whites. The US has come a long way since those days, and today every child born into the US is taught from an early age the evils of racism and the shameful actions committed by slave-owning US citizens in the past. From textbooks to televisions, the modern USA seemingly works tirelessly to teach its population that discrimination by race is wrong and that all races are equal. This has led to a great national complacence among whites, and a widespread belief that the US has mostly eradicated racial prejudices. But it is not so, and despite a population almost entirely composed of people who would not consider themselves racists, racism still pervades in the US. In many cases modern racism occurs at the hands of whites who almost absolutely are completely unaware of their discriminatory actions. In the films “Frozen River” and “The Visitor” racism was touched on repeatedly and played an evident part in the messages they were trying to portray.
I believe racism is the greatest threat to world peace. Race is something everyone has and no one can avoid. Race isn’t a sin, it isn’t a crime, and it isn’t a choice. The true definition of racism is the hatred of someone solely because you hate the color of their skin. Not because of choices they’ve made, or their personality, or them in general, but because of their skin. If we are 100% honest I don’t believe there is as much true racism in the world as the media puts out. People hate other people because they hate something about that person, then the sick people factor the color of skin in there. It is true that there are people in the world that do still hate based on color, but most have evolved. I feel the word “racist” gets thrown
Why is it that I, a white male, arise in a friendly, two-story South Tulsa home, while others the exact same age as me arise in a dilapidated North Tulsa apartment complex? Why is it that I have always seen the police as friendly helpers to be trusted, while others see them as a group to fear? Why is it that I have so much, and others have so little? These are highly complicated questions with highly complicated answers, but a central idea links all of them: that of white privilege. Although I am vehemently anti-racist myself, the aforementioned benefits, as well as many others, all mean that I benefit from racism. Regardless of the cause – unequal housing (Matthew et al.), police brutality (Lowery), income inequality (Shin), you name it -- I have prospered from the social benefits racism provides to white people and denies to people of color. And while I understand this now, this has sadly not always been the case. Thus, I believe that I, as a white individual, possess an obligation to both recognize my privilege and to employ it in ways that benefit rather than denigrate the fight against racism.
The concept of being a “post-racial” society is something that is only a fantasy in America. The country is constantly dealing with racism based conflict despite the ongoing efforts to end them. Dominant races are constantly bettering themselves at the cost of the underprivileged minority. To achieve a race free society, we would have to eliminate the idea of race in general. Instead of there being various races we should all be unified as one race, the human-race, and simply be Americans. In this country, we are constantly emphasizing the differences between the races. We are all forced to identify as one race or another when we should instead be focusing on equality and unity over the differences.
Throughout America, racism is a very prominent topic that affects thousands of American’s. Although racism has been fought for many of years in America, Americans find themselves still talking about the social divide. The subject of racism is all over the news and has even made it’s way to America’s game, football. The kneeling during the national anthem has been a very big controversy that many American’s are furious about. However, for black Americans, it is an outcry that should be heard. Many people around the nation have been trying to come together to get rid of these social injustices once and for all. From education to protests people are tired of the hate and are ready for a change. The American nation should be taking the act of
In 1955, a black woman named Rosa Parks got on a bus in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. She sat in the back. The bus became crowded. There were no more seats for white people. So, the bus driver ordered Mrs. Parks to stand and give her seat to a white person. She refused. Her feet were tired after a long day at work. Rosa Parks was
I don’t simply lay history out on a platter and say, “I don’t care what you choose; they’re both valid.” I let them know, “No, I care what you choose; I don’t think they’re both valid. But you don’t have to agree with me.” I want them to know that if people don’t take a stand the world will remain unchanged, and who wants that?