Racism And Segregation Essay

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Racism and segregation has a mass history in the United States, which has impacted our society greatly. There were many riots, boycotts, and strikes which occurred throughout the 1900’s. Many people simply wanted peace and to bring everyone together no matter what race or color. Others wanted to be separated from people with a different skin color and race. Whites and blacks were being separated from bathrooms and even restaurants. This resulted in conflict between our society which left many killed and injured. It took so much power to bring our society together as a whole. Fighting for equal rights is no problem; however, it has to be done in peace. Violence was not going to solve the solution. It was just going to make the problem grow bigger …show more content…
“White mobs attacked isolated blacks. Blacks attacked isolated whites. John Mills, a black Stockyards worker, was riding home when a mob stopped his streetcar and beat him to death. Casmero Lazeroni, a white peddler, was pulled from his horse-drawn wagon and stabbed to death. Thirty-eight people died--23 blacks and 15 whites.” Each of these individuals were innocent. They had done nothing wrong. They were just simply living their own life. Racism can have a huge effect on our society. The gangs and mobs that broke out after the incident of the young black man’s death impacted our society as a whole. Not in a positive way, but a negative way. Many lives were lost in the year of 1919. Mobs and gangs didn’t attack the ones that have harmed our society. Instead they decide to kill the ones who have done no harm such as John Mills and Casmero …show more content…
Anger should not have been put out on people who had caused no harm to the situation. The violence involved in the riots was a very negative impact on our society. It had led many killed, homeless, and even injured. The riots left people hopeless. According to the History Channel, “1,000 black families had lost their homes when they were torched by rioters.” All those homes were owned by just black families. The riots left the black people in depression. The riots were showing our country how uncaring we are for one another and that our skin color matters more than what we actually are on the inside. The riots were separating our society by groups and skin color. Hatred is all people saw in each other’s eyes. Kids looked upon our society seeing that it was just full of hatred. No one was stopping the riots or helping out. The only solution people saw to the problem was to harm or kill one another. Peace was nowhere in the picture. It was definitely wrong for the white folks to kill a young black man, but a better way to solve the problem would have been to protest peacefully. The riots of 1919 were full of revulsion impacting our U.S. society in a negative

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