Back during the slavery times, African-Americans ancestors have lost their human rights. The African Americans ancestors’ rights to basic human rights are revoked, treated as if they were same or less than animals all because they were considered as their masters’ property. Then, after the slavery period ended, there were not that much change. The rights to vote for elections were not given to them and that makes their voice …show more content…
In this issue, African-American has fewer rights to some resources compared to their white American counterpart. Suddath (2008, July 14) in her article reported that black families’ request for clean water had been denied even though the white families in that very same neighbourhood were permitted. Water is essential in daily lives so it is violating the human rights law. This shows that discrimination is very alive even until today.
Other than that, they also face discrimination in buying properties. In a lawsuit that is reported in Newsweek by Epstein (2015, July 20), there are mentions of housing developers reserved fifty percent of the estates specially for white people. Since the neighbourhood has better facilities, we cannot deny that the citizens that will reside there will have a better livelihood. This is also a concern for human rights because all people should have equal opportunities and no sorts of special treatment should be given.
All in all, African-American still pretty much have fewer rights compared to white Americans to this very day. They still face discrimination although there had been a few improved laws that made their lives a bit better than their