The American Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Marcus Garvey once stated that “being subservient to the will and caprice of progressive races will not prove anything superior in us. Being satisfied to drink of the dregs from the cup of human progress will not demonstrate our fitness as a people to exist alongside of others…”, and the historical numbers of unemployment coincide with this statement. As a whole, the Civil Rights Movement accounted for a drastic amount of changes to black businesses that primarily served black consumers. For instance, African American people stayed at blacked owned hotels, resorts, and restaurants, which gave way for African American entrepreneurship (Blackford 149). Once segregation was outlawed, African American consumers leapt at the opportunity to shop at white owned businesses. Post-Civil Rights Movement, the African American community has become dependent on white establishments for employment. Regrettably, “only two percent of all working African Americans work for another African American person within their own neighborhood.” In addition, the unemployment rate of African American men, since integration, has plummeted unrelentingly. Black men presence in the work force was at a staggering seventy-nine percent of the work force (Blackford 150). However, today, that number has declined by fifty-seven percent.
The unabridged development of the Civil Rights Movement benefits the functionality of capitalism more than any other propagandized convention. Capitalism is fueled by

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