America Is The Home Of The Brave And The Land Of Free Right Essay

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America is the home of the brave and the land of the free right? Men, Women and children were discriminated against because of the amount of melon in their skin. Their skin complexion is not something that proves that they are less intelligent or less worthy of living. Since America is the land of the free, why do people of color live under oppression? From the 1880s to the 1960s, America had enforced by the Jim Crow laws(Nps), which caused segregation. The laws were simply put in place so that one race felt more superior to the other; in this case whites believed that they were more human than African-Americans. Jim Crow laws lasted for 80 years, during that time it stopped most interactions between both races there had separate hospitals, schools and restaurants(Nps) The name Jim Crow came from a character in a minstrel show who dress up like a black man(ferris.edu). All kinds of laws were placed on blacks such as intermarriage, integrated restaurants (Nps). One main thing that was separated was the U.S army during the World War ll.
World War ll began in 1939, but America didn’t get involved until later on. The world 's greatest democracy (USA) fought the world’s most racist nations (Germany/Japan) with a segregated Army. America fought for anti-racism while there racist against African-American, Mexicans and many other minorities. There one million African American soldiers who were enlisted in the U.S army ( ).The huge influx of blacks were caused by the Double V…

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