History Of Racism In America

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Racism is constantly brought up in America. No matter how many years go by it will always be a thing that is either fought over, about, or brought up. American is covered racism due to the fact that people can not let go of the past. Over the past years racism has continuously gotten worse. Racism in America has been extremely harsh, especially during, the Civil Rights movement, Segregation after the Civil War, and the Black Panthers in the 1960s.

In the 1600’s to 1700’s, Racism was huge thing.While white servants were able to get their freedom back the black slaves struggled. This caused an explosion of riots towards the upper class. The racism started when blacks realized that they were not getting equality. The lower class realized that the blacks were not under the social class. There was slavery which caused it to be a huge thing to this day. It struck when whites started fighting against blacks to stay away and not be allowed to be a part of their community. Over time black leaders were created
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It made all the Civil Rights leaders want to come out and fight for equality. Not only did it bring out leaders that fought, but it also “was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.”( Tariq Ali). . Martin Luther King had a strong impact on the civil rights movement. His words were able to connect with the African Americans into fighting for their justice and Civil Rights. MLK told the public, “The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” MLK wanted to fix the problem of inequality and he did by continuing his marches and his speeches were able to bring the truth on

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