Racial Injustice And Inequality Of African Americans Essay

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Racial inequality is a disparity in opportunity and treatment that occurs as a result of someone 's race. Racial inequality has been affecting our country since it was founded. This research paper, however, will be limited to the racial injustice and inequality of African-Americans. Since the start of slavery, African Americans have been racially unequal to the power majority race. It was not until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when African Americans received racial equality under the laws of the United States. Many authors write about racial injustice before and after the Civil Rights Act. In “Sonny’s Blues”, James Baldwin tells a fictional story of an African American who struggles to achieve racial equality and prosper economically, which takes place before the Civil Rights Act. Hansberry writes a play, “A Raisin in the Sun”, portraying an African American family who also struggle to achieve racial equality and prosper economically. Walter Dean Myers wrote “Fallen Angels” which describes the life of of an African American Vietnam solider who is discriminated against because of his race and economic standings. America has a long history of being racially prejudice. Many great African American writers wrote about the racial inequality in America during the mid-20th century and the effect on those who lack racial equality. In “Sonny’s Blues”, James Baldwin explains the African Americans struggle for economic improvement before the Civil Rights Movement. Baldwin tells a story…

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