Creating Positive Social Change By Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, And Malcom X

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Creating Positive Social Change It is common to hear what great pride our country takes in talking and teaching our younger generations about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 60’s, and portray it as a heroic episode in the history of America. Where many activist such as Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, and Malcom X risked and for some, lost their lives in the name of freedom and equality. Civil activists participated in nonviolent protests and civil disobedience for change. They wanted African Americans to have the same citizenship rights that white people had and took for granted. Although the federal government made legislative improvements by passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that gave the African Americans the right to vote and the Civil Right Act of 1968 known as the Fair Housing Act that prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, financing of house based on race religion origin and sex. Regardless of these achievements and endless efforts these activist put into fighting against racial segregation and discrimination against black people it devastating to say, that today almost 50 years later inequality remains. According to the book, Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching by Deborah Menkart, Alana Murray and Jennice View, we live in a world where, … “institutionalized racism promotes the ideology that: (1) there are separate races among humans; (2) that the “white” race is superior; (3) that this supremacy must be reinforced…

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