Race Relations And The Civil Rights Movement

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Race relations have and always will be a major part of society. They have influenced today 's society economically, politically, and culturally in many ways. Past and present race relations are difficult and careless. In the past many minorities were treated like property to the majority white. For example, in the 1800’s the white majority used the African-American minority as salves. The African-Americans were not treated like people but rather livestock because of of how they worked and were traded. Slowly over time the race relation between whites and African-Americans progressed. It wasn’t until the late 1900s that African-Americans finally gained the ability to vote in the country they have fought for and lived in for many decades. Today in modern American, even after the Civil Rights movement, many minorities still do not have access to the civil rights that the constitution stated that all men deserve. For instance, in the late 1800s to early 1900s African-Americans were the hated minority, they were treated differently and discriminated against. Today the hated minority is muslims and people from the Middle East. Race Relations change along with popular ideas of a certain minority group. All race relations depend on how the media portrays stories that involve more than one ethnicity. The history of America has greatly been influenced by race relations along with modern America. Similarly, the economy has greatly been affected race relations in both past and present

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