Inequality In Anne Moody's Life

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During the story of Anne Moody there were many accounts of African-Americans facing inequality in many different areas. These areas include things such as unemployment, treatment in the workplace/community, and various beatings/murders on many innocent African-Americans throughout these times. Anne Moody was one who believed that things needed to be changed and can if people have the courage to step up to fight for what they believe in. Anne Moody believed that the civil rights movement was and effective way in addressing these inequalities due to its strong willed and motivated people within along with methods that try to reframe from violent means. Even though by the end she believed that the nonviolent and passive methods were ineffective.
Employment was a major factor in the life of not only Anne moody but all African-Americans at that time. Little was done to ensure that
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Throughout the life of Anne Moody Violence against African-Americans was the scariest part of racism in America. It would take little to provoke some white folk to commit heinous and inhuman crimes to African-Americans. This is shown in many places like the murder of Emmitt Till, an African-American from Chicago who was killed only due to whistling at a white woman. Another event that happened was the burning of the Taplin family where the family was burned in a house fire that was presumably started by some white folk that disliked them. This event left a terrible taste in Anne Moody’s mouth and was begging for answers that no one would give her. When Mrs. Rice told her the truth of all that was happening Moody described feeling as if she was “the lowest animal on earth (135).” These acts of violence on African-Americans did not halt with the civil rights movement and perhaps even increased as it only angered white folk wanting the old way of life

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