The Discrimination Of African Americans

1837 WordsMar 9, 20158 Pages
A nation with an infinitely diverse population, such as America, contains many minorities, but being a minority in A country has set backs. Being a minority comes with stereotypes and prejudice; although the majority faces prejudice too, it may not be as prevalent as prejudice towards the minority. Equality in America is on the rise, but most minorities face problems that they faced years ago. African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, and Cajuns have struggled in different ways while residing in the United States of America. African-American people have made many strides in American culture. They faced equality issues, enslavement, yet the culture still deals with prejudice and discrimination. African-Americans were also excluded from voting. Although slavery has been abolished and African-Americans are seen as equal in the eyes of the law, discrimination is still a major issue. In 1896, when Homer Plessy was removed from a train that was for white people only. Plessy brought his case to court and lost because although blacks are considered equal to whites, they were to remain separated (Minority Rights). Even though American culture claimed blacks and whites to be equal, the separate facilities of African-Americans were extremely inferior to the white facilities. African-American civil rights came in 1954 with Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. This case recognized that the facilities for African-Americans were completely underdeveloped compared to white
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