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Racial Equality in a modern society

Racial Equality

Brian Dugas

University of Phoenix

In the decades previous to the nineteen fifties, African Americans were the subject of more discrimination than any other race or religion in all aspects of being treated both as a person, and a race. These people were up until almost the mid 1900’s as slaves, even though slavery was abolished long before, even in the mid 1900’s, African Americans were still considered “second class citizens”, not seen as equals in the eyes of others. It was during the 1950’s that African Americans, and other racial authorative groups collaborated to change their status in society. This challenge of fighting against discrimination and for racial equality
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The Congress of Racial Equality was one of the driving forces in the Civil rights Movement, being part of the American Civil Rights organization they used the same beliefs as the Constitution; meaning that all people are equal. A good example would be back in the 1950’s, the school system for White children enjoyed the best education in clean surrounding. The education for an African American did not have new books, well educated teachers, or even a suitable building to learn in, most dwellings were run down structures. This struggle for equality in all its aspects is still followed today; it has grown from a national scale in the United States to a global scale for all people.

In the 1950’s the fight for racial equality also reached into religion. Dr. Martin Luther King created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The philosophy was to create non-violent demonstrations to raise awareness. Many of the protests were carried out peacefully in demonstrations, boycotts, and marches showing that their civil rights for African Americans are equal to anyone else. These demonstrations occurred in major cities, Washington, Birmingham, Chicago, Albany and other cities consisting of freedom rides, “sit-ins”, and, marches. One of the most famous marches was one performed in Washington, and the non-violent methods were part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s…

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