Thousands of immigrants moving to America during the turn of the nineteenth century have faced extreme diversity on their quests to fulfill their American dreams. Immigrants faced a multitude of hardships and battled prejudices that were rampant throughout America during this time period. However, for the most part, Hilda Polacheck, an immigrant emigrating from Poland made out fairly well in her life. Hilda experienced what it was truly like to be a poor working immigrant, however, she was able to break out of the poverty cycle and was determined to make the world a better place. With this success she was able to step back and look at the social injustices being committed in the United States clearly, without being blinded by the hardships and the tragedies of being a poor immigrant. Throughout Hilda’s Autobiography, as well as throughout history, an immigrant woman in the United States faced extensive discrimination as well as vast and often unjust limitations on their inalienable rights as citizens of the United States.
More than hundreds of years, Africans Americans had abided in inhuman lives and were thrown into passivity like lower social positions. Jim Crow laws, lasted from 1876 to 1965, “prevented ex-slave from riding in the same train cars as whites, from eating in the same restaurants, or from using the same toilet facilities” (Roark et al
Racism goes a long way down the American history. It came as a result of slavery which began in 1619 when African slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia, which was an American colony in the North, to help in producing crops such as tobacco. Slavery was then a common practice in all American colonies through the 17th and 18th centuries, where African slaves helped in building the economic foundations of the now American nation. Slavery was then spread to the South in 1793, with the new invention of the cotton gin. About halfway through the 19th century, there was immense westward expansion in America, together with the spreading abolition movement in the North,
Modern day racism and hatred against African-Americans can be traced back to slavery in the Colonial Americas. Over 10 million slaves were taken and brought into the New World. These slaves if they were to survive the way would face a harsh life of servitude to their white masters. Africans slaves were and plentiful and cheap labor source in the 1700’s. Slavery was very controversial in the colonies. The practice had many believers and critics. Slavery was a brutal but big part of American history.
The slave owners would excuse the Africans as an inferior species all together, and labeled them as “lazy” and ‘violent.” Even after slavery was abolished in 1865, an onslaught of hatred came the way of the African Americans in the form of terrorist attacks, lynchings, and the formation of the KKK. In 2016, it is extremely rare to see displays of racism so blatant, at least with the intent to harm people of color proudly expressed. That doesn’t mean Black people do not experience this type of abuse anymore, people have just gotten better at hiding their prejudice. Whether we are aware or not, the habit of discriminating, especially towards those with dark skin, has manifested itself into every part of our lives and society. This leads us to unconsciously act a certain way towards some racial minorities or at least be ignorant to the fact that there is anything wrong with how we behave. Many people refer to 2016 America as a “post-racial society” where race is no longer a problem. These are the same people who think police brutality, and racial profiling isn't real and that the “Black Lives Matter” movement is just a group of overly-sensitive attention seekers. To say institutionalized racism doesn't exist means that they are privileged enough to not have to constantly be aware of the
Many laws that made up America are broken just for the way people treat each other. The Depression was a time when many laws were broken. The 14th amendment was violated when blacks were treated unequally. Black people were the main target during the depression because most people thought that people who were black could not have a better job than they had or even a job at all. In today's world there is definitely feelings of unequalness but it has gotten worse. There is no doubt that people are treating other people unfairly but it is all kinds of different people. For example there are unfair treatments people of different race, religion, and many other things. The treatment that people give to others is based only upon opinions that are
If I was to be told the phrase, inequality is making us Americans sick, I would consider it as people who create unequal opportunities due to people being different are mentally sick. While that is a valid topic, the documentary Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth brings to light a staggering statistic, that illness, in general, is largely due to the less obvious effects of segregated class systems that exist all over the nation.
All of that has gone away today, but are being put down by other people. During the 1930’s African-Americans were treated unfairly compared to whites, during the Great Depression racism has got worse, because most jobs went to Whites, and were also not allowed to vote for mingle with whites (Gadd-Hayard). They were punished in harsh ways, African men, woman, Ann's children where whipped, beaten, tortured, and most often lynched or hung (A Brief History of Racism In the United States). White people treated then unfairly and looked at them if they were any different then them. Today people might state that African-americans are less intelligent than other races, “...the survey was able to go more deeply into racial stereotypes.
People's relationships with one another can be altered very quickly based on the situation they are in. Good or bad, relationships between parents and their children are often tested. Relationships are especially tested or complicated during times of social injustice. Social injustice is a situation in which the rights of a person or a group are ignored. Social injustice has occurred many times throughout history.
People always praise our world is beautiful and peaceful, but they ignore the injustices still exist and some of them without good solutions. Although people believe social injustices are unfair and will bring pain and tear, they are used to treating them as air because they never experience these unequal things. Likewise, the discrimination occurs both in upper class and regular class between Puerto Ricans and Mexicans. For example, there was an obvious discrimination happened in the speech of the Republican nomination for president election. At that time, Donald Trump, who was one of the speakers, believed that force illegal immigrants repatriation can be the best way to make America great again. Because Mr. Trump recognized these immigrants only bring drugs and crimes to the U.S., and they occupied a large number of jobs which made the unemployment rate increasing currently. In addition, he said if he becomes the president, he will declared three principals and two of them can be social injustices. Firstly, America has to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border that stowaway cannot enter America illegally. Secondly, the laws must be fully enforced illegal immigrants to go back to Mexico. In addition, Mr. Tramp is not the only person who gets rise to injustices, but the social injustices and discrimination also happened in various aspects.
In conclusion, there is an opinion that racism has existed since the BC era. Despite this, it is believed it actually commenced in 1619 when slavery arose in the US. During this period, people were enslaved and discriminated on the basis of their color type. However, there are different types of racism, and they include new racism, historical
In the past racism was something of the norm, from being treated like animals to also being taken as a joke. We as African Americans have gone through it all, and today I as a proud African American will talk about the uprising and the downfalls of my people. Anyhow during the uproar of segregation African Americans encountered degrading acts towards them as bad as seeing their moms, dads, brothers, and sisters being lynched. However such terrifying acts came to a minor halt when the murder of Emmett Till arose.
Though the concept of social injustice is universal in nature, the experience varies with each person. Factors like a person’ race, or gender can further influence the severity of the injustice; victims caught in the overlap between discriminations often go unrecognized by the law and society. Many people recognize the names Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice as African Americans who were murdered by local police. But names like Michelle Cusseaux, Tanish Anderson, and Meagan Hockaday often receive less feedback even though they are also murdered African Americans. The only distinction between the sets of names is gender. Even within racial injustice, discrimination is present between genders as some cases get national
The social injustice I humbly relate to is the intolerance toward Hispanic populations in America; whether the person is documented or undocumented. Before moving to Carthage, Missouri; I had essentially no interaction with Hispanic people. Embarrassingly, I admit, I relied on stereotypes to build my opinion of the Hispanic population as a whole. On May 22nd, 2011, we lost our home, every personal belonging, and our car in the Joplin tornado. We anxiously awaited our homeowner's insurance payout; with three dogs and nowhere to stay, we fretted, meanwhile homes available for sale shrunk by the hour. Soon, an acquaintance approached us, he had a home in Carthage; that was for sale and vacant. Built in 1910, I immediately fell in love with the home; it is my perfect home, with historically abundant features.
When will we stop being unjust? Our society today is full of problems and issues. We not only experience economic and politic issues, but we face social problems as well. One main problem that our society must acknowledge is injustice. However, many members of our society are blind not to recognize that permitting unjust and unfair acts is an actual injustice. They believe it’s appropriate to judge others, to make inappropriate comments and to be disrespectful.