Students that live in a poor community often lack a good education because the community does not have the resources to allow the students to continue a good education. Students that are marginalized often lack the opportunity to a higher education because they are constantly being underestimated and not given the resources they need in order to be successful. In the article “Still Separate, Still Unequal; America’s Educational Apartheid” by Jonathan Kozol demonstrated the way schools in InterCitys are being forced to used methods that are nowhere helpful for students to be able to learn. Students are given many instructions to follow, but often lack the actual education they deserve. In addition, in the podcast “The Problem
African Americans have come along way. They have proved that they are equal to whites in knowledge skills and strength. Black soldiers in the 54th regiment fought as hard as any other white soldiers yet were unable to attain any level of recognition or promotion. Like it stated in Doc E they have the will to learn, and therefore deserve to have that opportunity. When educated, they wanted to participate in government and voice their opinions though Lincoln along with many other well-respected and intelligent Union members. Through the hard fought Civil War, they were able to make advances toward someday achieving equality.
Legislation, Supreme Court decisions, and the March on Washington, clearly has led to more activism in order to achieve more equality for African Americans. Without these and other movements of the Civil Rights era, discrimination or even slavery might still exist today. More work is still needed to eliminate all forms of discrimination. It is up to the American society to persevere and strive to eliminate all forms of discrimination for African Americans and to not regress into former ways
Jonathan Kozol states in his writing “Still Separate, Still Unequal,” that schools that were already deeply segregated twenty-five to thirty years ago are no less segregated now. He brings up some interesting statistics about how certain areas have schools that have been desegregated over the years. While our country has been trying to make the access to learning available to everyone, they also have created different kinds of schools. For example, private and public schools. Private school is usually very expensive and mainly parents who make a lot of money are the ones putting their children in these schools. However, the rural areas of each country cannot afford such expenses. African-Americans or Hispanics are typically the people living
Traditionally, African Americans were not even allowed an education. The racism of American citizens prevented that right. As civil rights were getting ratified, that fact change. However, it moved slower with African American women. Despite that, some great African American women were able to learn practical and technical skills that lead to the advancement of African Americans.
Blacks today have greater opportunities for an increase economic success than the generations before them, but the problems like poverty and poor education that prevent them from moving upward. African Americans have to compete with people have more prerogative backgrounds. You should give African American their own land and equipment, so they can improve their income. Also, African Americans are growing up in urban are limited in the opportunities they received to have better education. You need to build more public schools and tell them that they don't need to pay anything for school. This way encourages them to go to school. They will know how to read, and write before they can even vote. African American will continue to allow their voice to be heard. Finally, they will begin to complete their
The people of this generation may not be aware of the things that assisted in shaping today’s society that we live in. There were movements, organizations and personal leaders whom paved the way of African Americans to live a life of equality in today’s world. Many people are confused or mislead on how, when and where the curing of segregation and unlawful treatment toward blacks started and ended. One of the largest epidemics in history that impacted the lives of blacks was the 1950 and 60’s Civil Rights Movement. Historically, many would say and have others to believe that Rosa Parks an African American woman from Montgomery, Alabama started the Civil Rights Movement When she was prosecuted for not getting up and moving to the back of the bus one afternoon. Although she did drive the Movement into exceptional highs, the real foundation of the movement started with the Brown vs. board of education of Topeka case. This case was the backbone for Africans American History in one piece. Even before that there was the Plessey V. Ferguson case in 1896 that basically stated that if you were to separate students and put them into different education programs rather black or white, you would be denying them of equal educational opportunities. Although there were minor issues socially and politically that the Civil Rights movement didn’t overcome, overall it was a success in the major improvement in the lives of blacks.
All through history, African Americans has been underrepresented in instruction, in the workforce, movies, and medical coverage. African Americans have been buckling down from the day they arrived this area, however, they have yet to achieve full representation in a large number of this country 's leading organizations and society. For over hundreds of years, they have been fighting for equality and to own a voice not as a "nigger/nigga," not as a colored, but rather as a person, and individuals who have been mistreated with cruelty and inequality. African Americans have been through all the pain and suffering to overcome accomplishing different goals through history. Whether it was the Voting Rights Act of 1965 or the Civil Rights Act of 1968. After, memorable and remarkable individual accomplishments of African American men and women; even to this date, they are fighting for what their predecessors struggled to achieve, equality, freedom, and justice. However, now the fight is covered under indirect racism and generalizations. To understand the present, we first must understand the past and what African Americans confronted including the obstacles placed in their path.
Looking further down the historical timeline, it is also worth considering the fact that the struggle for equality continued for many decades after and for many black Americans life continued to be very difficult without the same access to basic facilities and living conditions. Therefore, the significant changes during this period should be viewed more as being a small step towards the struggle for black freedom and equality.
African Americans have continued to struggle and do the best they can to be seen as equal humans in America. The early 20th century was no exception. Jim Crow laws from the late 19th century greatly impacted the lives of the African Americans. The “American dream” was not a reality for African Americans and they, rightfully, wanted more. Thus, we start to see a new attitude in African Americans through race riots, a new movement called “Black Nationalism”, and the Great Migration1. The race riots are caused by the growing racial tensions between Blacks and Whites, partially due to intense segregation. The Blacks were not going to be accepted into the world of the Whites and they knew this, so they strived to create their own world. Marcus Garvey founded the “Black Nationalism” movement, seeking a separate nation within the American nation, but ultimately failed due to corruption1. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved north to escape segregation and to find better paying
There were some efforts towards equality. The great migration changed the complexion of Northern cities. Urban, modern African Americans became more aware of what Jim Crow Restrictions were doing in the South and the concern
Civil rights have always been an issue in the American society, which has been proven over the years by all of the prejudice comments made by white people. Negros were forced to drink out of different water fountains, use different bathrooms, and were overall treated as lesser people. Since the creation of the United States negros have either been slaves or segregated throughout our country's history, even today at some places people don't treat African Americans with the respect that they should receive. Even though the change has exceeded tremendously it is still far from perfect. Martin Luther King Junior was a key aspect to our society in pushing towards equality. During the civil rights movement there were many individuals who also helped the cause such as Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and other significant figures that are well known today. There is a wide variety of feats that our nation as one, needs to surpass in order to be equal.
In history there is a part that everyone wants to change and make it better. That is slavery and treatment that was given to the people. But it is history and can’t be changed, the positive is that African-Americans made great contributions to history, which many of them took place in the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War 1 and the middle of the 1930’s. When many of the men went to world war 1, a few African Americans from the south moved to New York. A specific white community called Harlem.
If you take a look at the progress our nation has made over the years you will most likely see that the changes that have been made were due to a person or group realizing that there are major issues occurring in our society and government that desperately needs to be changed. A problem that our nation had for many years was the unfair mistreatment of the African-American people. After years of this mistreatment African-American people finally started to demand the change that they have rightfully deserved to for so many years, and as a result the Civil Rights Movement took place. For so many years people were basically ignorant about the situation that was taking place right in front of their eyes. The majority of whites raised their children to believe that the blacks did not deserve to be treated as equals because people with darker skin were beneath them, while blacks had to mentally prepare their children for the harsh reality that they were going to have to face for possibly the rest of their lives.
The United States is a immigrant country, which faces varieties of problems. The African American problem is one of the most serious one. Racial segregation is a deep-rooted social problem, which reflects in every field in the United States. For example, education, labor market and criminal justice system. In the aspect of education, most of black children were not permitted to enter the school, because the white children studied there. In the aspect of labor market, the black people 's average wages were lower than the whites. They did the manual work. In the aspect of criminal justice system, the blacks were easily in jail. Badly, their sentences were also more serious than the whites. In general, the blacks live in the bottom of the American society. Martin Luther King delivered the famous speech I Have a Dream, ' ' I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. ' ' (1) However, it was difficult for African American to get the freedom. The 1776 Declaration of Independence announced that everyone are equal and freedom.But black slavery still occurred in the southern states of America. Then the Civil War broke out, African American kept struggling for land and political rights.