Racial Discrimination During The Late 1900 ' S Essay

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During the late 1900’s, an individual’s DNA and their character as a whole, was used interchangeably. Races were thought to have different blood, with White’s blood being superior to African American’s “dirty” blood. Blood, literally, signed a person’s name, along with who they were altogether. White supremacy dictated society’s minds, even if they tried to resist it. Meanwhile, African Americans gradually began to take a stand and fight for the equal treatment they deserved. While the Civil Rights Act clearly states that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin is forbidden, the conclusion that racial discrimination indeed carried on long after slavery was outlawed, can stand proven by testaments, interviews, and by the events witnessed by Tim Tyson during his life.
Timothy Tyson, an 11-year old white boy, firsthand witnessed major turning points in the Civil Right’s Movement. Growing up in Oxford, North Carolina, Tyson was surrounded by racism in various forms. His grandparents held the belief of white supremacy. However, they also believed everything possible should be done to support “the lesser race” and treat them adequately. Martha Tyson, Tim’s mother, was an “independent thinker” and was able to break free from the environment she was raised in. Martha, as well as Tim’s father, Vernon, believed in integration and equal rights to all, despite race. Yet, the fact that Tim still found himself resisting the urge to not drink after his black…

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