Essay on Black Resistance During The Civil Rights Movement

937 Words May 6th, 2015 4 Pages
America is a melting pot of all different ethnicity’s, skills, and lifestyles. Many consider America the land of equal opportunity, I believe the African American race will disagree. Underneath the façade of perfection and the chance for riches, their lies a generational epidemic of white violence and black resistance. During the analyst of this theory of ideology, I hope to shine a light on the brutality being perpetuated on my people and find a solution to this issue. White violence was first met with black resistance during the era of Jim Crow Laws. This resistance eventually led to the Civil Rights Movement. The murder of Emmett Till was pivotal in the fight for Civil Rights. The brutality demonstrated then is unfortunately still prevalent in today’s society. White violence stems from the superiority complex of white people towards blacks. For generations a pattern of injustice, abuse, and inequality has not only been accepted but praised. The portrayal of African Americans in the media leaves a negative connotation and is detrimental to our culture as a whole. To elevate our race, we must identify and correct the problems that plague us. White violence has always been a matter of concern when it comes to blacks. From bringing Africans to America as slaves, Lynching innocent blacks for pleasure, to law officials killing unarmed black youth and being acquitted. During the Civil Rights Movement, this uncalled for violence was met with black resistance. On many…

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