The Segregation Of The Second Amendment

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Importantly, the whites were against the passing of the 15th Amendment, because it gave every man the right to vote regardless of race or colour. They believed that giving inferior Blacks the right to gain a good education and the right to vote was an outright insult to white supremacy. This led to the formation of a secret white terrorist group known as the Ku Klux Klan. This group tried everything including extreme and inhumane violence, to prevent Blacks from voting and from enjoying the benefits of being a free people. Its members were determined to preserve and secure the supremacy of the white race; for this reason, they lynched, assaulted, frightened, killed, and antagonized Blacks (Smith 123). After emancipation, separation emerged…show more content…
They also believed that they had done nothing wrong, but freely worked for centuries under harsh and inhumane conditions. Furthermore, they felt that the federal and state governments were doing very little to assist the Black community, and discrimination and racial violence were getting worse each day. As the result, although it took numerous petitions and constant persuasion from the Black community, the government finally, succumbed to the pleas of the Blacks by passing the 14th Amendment. This amendment brought a sense of relief and happiness to the Black community who had worked nearly three years to convince the government that in order to maintain their status as not only free men but as citizens. This amendment brought back faith to the Black Community; it led the Blacks to the realization that they possessed the power to fight for their civil rights, and it gave them the courage to continue the journey, despite its distance, to a new life of prosperity and acceptance. Over time, with the assistance of noted strong-willed African-Americans and the more liberal white American citizens, African Americans began to realize their value and intellect. This realization brought about a change in the mind-set of blacks in America. Having a new frame of mind, African-Americans began to take a stand against the prejudices and injustices that beleaguered them. Leadership in the African-American community emerged, despite the hardships
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