The Fight For Justice Marks A Long Sequence Of Events Towards Their Freedom

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Some of the biggest problems Africans Americans faced in America are segregation, discrimination, racism and prejudice. Their fight for justice marks a long sequence of events towards their freedom. Race according to the New Webster’s Dictionary is a division of mankind based on skin color, hair texture, facial make-up etc in a group or class. Racism can be traced back to the beginning of history. It has gone beyond individual discrimination and stretched as far as institutional racism and linguistic profiling. Institutional racism occurs when racism is supported by governmental policies and laws. Linguistic profiling has not yet been recognized as a form of racial discrimination. Many people have fought to bring an end to …show more content…

Therefore knowledge is power. The Gullah are a distinctive group of Black Americans from South Carolina and Georgia in the southeastern United States. They live in small farming and fishing communities along the Atlantic coastal plain and on the chain of Sea Islands which runs parallel to the coast. Because of their geographical isolation and strong community life, the Gullah have been able to preserve more of their African cultural heritage than any other group of Black Americans (Opala, 2017). The Africans were able to preserved their flourishing culture by running away and sabotaging the plantation operation in any manner. In 1739 Charleston, South Carolina there was a Rebellion led by Jemmy an Angolan who believed in justice, liberty and freedom for all. Although the result ended in death, Jemmy and the slaves showed great courage and bravery to overcome and conquer an unjust society. The whites felt superior over the slaves and use their power to continue to enslave the Africans. This did not discourage the Africans to continue to preserved their flourishing culture even if the power was not in their control. My experience with being judged by the way I spoke occurred when I was 17 years old. I applied for a job at a supermarket. I spoke to a lady who sounded very professional and I spoke with a proper British English accent. I was born in Trinidad and sometimes when we speak proper English the dialect sometimes

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