Red Tails Marking Racism

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Red Tails Marking the Beginning of the End to Racism America has always been viewed as the “Land of the Free”, but is this really the case? Over the years since our nation was born, speculation has raised the question whether or not everyone is equal. Going off of basic statistics of police brutality and shootings, it is proven that African American men have been seen as the victims to these types of situations, specifically across the United States and the United states only. Even after bloodshed and many wars to cry for this freedom, equality in our modern day communities has not been reached in a discriminatory way. During the times back then, specifically the Civil War, blacks were deemed as inferior. Even when they fought for America …show more content…
They can vote, run as president, have any type of job they’d like, and are able to marry people of other races. Yes, there are still people who are racist and/or states that are, but as time goes on; many people are realizing the invalidity of racism. The Civil War was fought for various reasons, one being to end slavery. After this war ended with a Union victory, slaves were released. Great news, it may sound, but even after this war, on a large scale it’s still a thing that African Americans were still not treated fairly. They were still viewed as lesser people and were principally discriminated against. Also, segregation was still an issue. This meant that the civil rights that African Americans had were not the same as the rights that whites had. So yes, although more freedom was received after the Civil War, an individual amount of doors was opened revealing the true human nature of the so called “moral” whites. In other words, blacks were not exactly free. They don’t become free until approximately 100+ years after this …show more content…
At one point thought to be nothing, due to their success in the war, they were thought as people for once. Many examples broke through where civilians were able to witness black men performing “white tasks” better than the white men. Red Tails (2012) was a film based on the war effort from the perspective of the Tuskegee Airmen. In this adaptation of WWII, it’s shown that African Americans had greater abilities than whites when it came down to bombing missions and flying planes in general. A specific scene that comes to mind is when a fleet of American soldiers consisting of white and blacks come to work together to take down the opposing fighters in fights mid-air. During this scene, whites are questioning the greatness the blacks have shown via gun fight, and we can see that they were surprised to see the blacks show such efficiency in dogfighting. To the white’s surprise, they even knew that their abilities were nothing compared to what the Airmen could do. Showing that gave the message that the blacks can actually fight like whites can, if not, better, conveying that they are near equal as

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