Black Women In The 1800s

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In history, women have always struggled to gain equality, respect, and the same rights as men. Women had to endure years of sexism and struggle to get to where we are today. The struggle was even more difficult for women of color because not only were we dealing with issues of sexism, but also racism. Many movements have helped us black women during the past centuries to overcome sexism, racism, and adversities that were set against us. But although these movements helped the black woman it did not abolish the racism altogether. Black women have come a long way since the 1800s. In today 's society, women have a voice and are being heard. We have more rights and opportunities now than we ever did. Look at our election today a woman is finally …show more content…
These young women are intelligent and most are eager to improve themselves. If as much time and money were spent on educating them properly and providing them with meaningful work as is spent on imprisoning them and foster care, one can only begin to imagine the shift that could take place. Black women in the United States today are fighting several battles at once. We are fighting for the right, which should have been ours at birth, not to be discriminated against because of our race, our class, or our gender. Ours is not and never has been a struggle simply against sexism but one waged against the multiplicative oppressions of sex, class, and race united in one single body. That discrimination can be seen as both positive and negative positive, in that it allows one group to have access to opportunities or privileges denied to others and yet negative because the type of employment and salary levels are too often restricted or reduced because we are both women and persons of color. As a black woman and going to college to better my future and having the funds, resources and my families help I do believe that maybe that puts me at an advantage from other black women or women in general. Not many can afford to go to college and have absolute support from their family. I believe that we need …show more content…
Although things have changed for the better black women are now becoming stronger, aiming higher. Black women have become more independent and now possess jobs as nurses, doctors, lawyers etc. Black women are not the only ones that suffer from inequalities but in today’s society Mexican women and men have become the underclass they face discrimination issues. It’s very rare to see Mexicans going to college and getting an education. They have been struggling for their own justice. Donald trump as we see is going making stereotyping them as drug dealers and un lawfully here in the u.s a big issue for them. Also our black men are suffering now with discrimination and stereotyping. We as Black women, have often had greater access to employment, education and other opportunities because we are women and are, therefore, seen as less threatening to the dominant culture than our Black men. This has resulted in an increase in the apparent inequality existing between Black women and Black men and has served to further divide rather than unite

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