African American And African Americans Essay

1967 Words Dec 7th, 2016 8 Pages
The past 21 years that I have been alive, our nation has experienced both racial progression and digression. On November 8th, 2016 when Donald Trump became the president of the United States, I realized that as an African-American my ideological perspective would be a combination of a Black Nationalist and a Radical Egalitarian. Today I am going to argue that there are characteristics from both ideologies that are vital to African-Americans racial progression. I will do this by giving you examples of some of the African-American community’s major turning points in the country, but also how those accomplishments are still limited today. To get full racial justice for a group of people who have been oppressed for hundreds of years is going to be difficult, but I believe that if the African-American people were to have a combination of a Black Nationalist and a Rational Egalitarian ideological perspective, they will be able to further achieve racial justice. First, I believe that the Black Nationalist perspective is extremely important for African-Americans to grasp because of how empowering they are within their own community. This starts with building the black community. Black Nationalist “core concepts include support for African-American autonomy and various degrees of cultural, social, economic, and political separation from white America (Dawson, Black Visions, pg. 21).” This is essential for the black people because of the amount of discrimination and prejudice that…

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