The 1950's Racism Compared To The 1950s

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In comparison, to the 1950’s racism today still exists, but nowhere near the severity of how it was back then. Racism is “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others” (Dictionary). Due to this idea of discrimination due to racial issues in America causes families to lose their loved ones and in some cases lose their lives. Racism can be seen in the 1950’s through more acts of violence and segregation of society, however, in today's society nothing has changed besides the smaller amount of violence that is used against African Americans. In comparison to the 20th century the racial tensions between the African American community and the caucasian community has shrunk, however it still exists. The African American society as a whole found many obstacles of racial segregation during the middle of the 20th century. Throughout history, African American faced problems with segregation because of the color of their skin. For example, in the beginning of the 1950’s a court case came up called Brown v. Board of education, this famous court case stopped the segregation in schools that caused black kids to receive an unequal education in comparison to white kids (History.com). Before this famous court case the Jim Crow Laws forced kids to attend
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