America 's Domestic Policies Toward Minorities Overtime Essay

1242 Words Oct 7th, 2015 5 Pages
While America portrayed itself to the world as the most “free” and powerful country with its foreign policies, the actions taken in America were often contradictory to such portrayal. From 1947 to present, America’s domestic policies toward minorities overtime reflected a contradiction because of policies that either did not dealt with the problems successfully or just neglected equality and liberty every man was born with in America. America demanded democracy, freedom, peace, and anti-communism from the rest of the world, despite discriminating and segregating its own minorities and women. America’s founding ideals from the Declaration of Independence state that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Moreover, being racially segregated in public places for decades by their own government wasn’t a very good example of men being equal. Although, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 pretty much ended with the segregation and discrimination of races in public places, it is known that racism and discrimination are something that still exist and no matter how many civil rights acts the Congress pass, they will still persist in society. American citizens, according to the Declaration of Independence, were created equal and were endowed to liberty, life, and a pursuit of happiness. However, they had to be granted of freedom and liberty; they were not…

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