Ethnic Groups and Discrimination: African Americans

African Americans are the most popular race known for immigration. They are the most known because they migrated to the United States by force. African Americans were brought here on ships that went to Africa and captured the Africans and brought them to the United States to work for farmers. For African Americans immigration was not a choice. They were slaves for hundreds of years until 1865. In1865 Abraham Lincoln set the slaves free and that in when injustice became more severe than ever. White people began treating the African Americans as if they were not people at all. Placing signs where they could not eat, drink, or sit. Segregation was a major factor during these times. African Americans could barely find a job if it did not pertain to share cropping. Most African Americans had to migrate to the northern states to be treated equally. African Americans soon grew tired of the segregation and began to raise awareness. African Americans started with wanting the right vote. In most of the southern states there were tests to be taken before you were allowed to vote, which excluded blacks since they were not allowed the right to an education. In 1776 New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and New York allowed African Americans to vote and did not promote slavery. As for the rest of the United States African Americans were not allowed to vote until 1965. This happened after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Affirmative Action law. This law was established so all minorities would be treated with equality. This was for equal employment and education. Affirmative Action was a major change in the African American Society. As for the White Society this only made them treat African Americans

made death threats. Non-minorities where I work discriminate solely upon stereotypes and cultural differences. I culturally identify with African Americans because I am part African American And that is who I was raised with African Americans. Meanwhile. My grandmother faced the segregation and racism. Although African . The KKK was established years earlier and had quieted down but as the Affirmative Action law began to take place and the Civil Rights Movement as well. They began to torment black communities because they did want them to be equal members of the community. The racism against the African Americans began to become more and more complex. She told us stories about how she was mistreated and it hurts. This was all done because of the color of their skin and the fact that African Americans wanted to be treated as equals. I work in a place that is predominately white and I know how it feels to be discriminated against. White Americans began to picket alongside the African Americans with a group known and Ku Klux Klan (KKK). and even killed some African Americans for no reason. African Americans today still face racism and segregation. the KKK resurfaced. I also work with immigrants and I see the looks that they receive as well.worse. They burned crosses in their yards. Stereotypes are what hold African Americans back today. they find everything wrong with everything you do just to bicker about you being there. She was one of the African Americans that participated in the Civil Rights Movement. I have heard it amongst others and I have also been victim of it. They face these injustices based on what society thinks by believing stereotypes. I feel as if I can relate with African Americans culturally. The non-minorities try so hard to discriminate against you because of fear of becoming unemployed themselves. Racism is still alive in today¶s world and I know how it feels to be a victim of racism.

The thing that so humorous to me is when people tell us to go back to Africa. .American is only half of my race I still feel that it is my culture. We did not ask to be here in the first place we were brought here by force. Immigration was forced upon us.

Wilson Company. U. (2011). Retrieved from http://www. New Republic. Donald. Ebony. The Reference Shelf Series: Affirmative Action. US News and World Report. Jet.References Altschiller. Business Week. The Workplace Diversity Network. W. Cornell/ILR and the National Conference. ed. 1991. . Timeline of Affirmaive Action Milestones. Number 1.S.html The Network Newsletter.infoplease. Newsweek and many others Pearson Education. Volume 1. Mother Jones. Department of This source includes reprints of articles and excerpts of books including the following sources: USA Today.April 1995. The H.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful