The Nobel Prize Argumentative Essay

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Segregation has been a problem for many years. This has been a common issue between African Americans and Caucasians. Early on, the government legitimized the belief of inequality. According to the Smithsonian, a world renowned archive of historical data, “Beginning in the 1890s, southern states enacted literacy tests, poll taxes, elaborate registration systems, and eventually whites-only Democratic Party primaries to exclude black voters” (Smithsonian National Museum of American History). This system meant that African Americans could not vote and be included in selecting their government. As this idea developed, it affected more than just governance. The Smithsonian states, “Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racially …show more content…
During, the hardships of segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King orchestrated marches without violence to protest his beliefs. On August 28th of 1963, Dr. King delivered his famous speech. “‘I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character’” (The Noble Prize). The Nobel Prize is an award that is earned for exceeding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace. Rosa Parks is another individual who had the courage to fight for equality. Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a Caucasian individual in 1955. As a In result, she was arrested and fined $10. In response to Parks’s arrest, Martin Luther King Jr. led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. Parks made a statement by refusing to yield to her oppressors saying no that evening, and eventually becomingit’s one of the most memorable acts of equality today. Oprah Winfrey who is one of the most respected African American women, expresses her thoughts on people who are against Barack Obama becoming the president because of his African American ethnicity. “...America is not yet post-racial society, according to Winfrey. ‘As long as people can be judged by the color of their skin,’ ‘she …show more content…
Where explicit racism is the intentionally and conscious, implicit racism involves a subconscious bias that causes one to treat members of other races unequally. Implicit racism likely plays a significant role in many cases involving the white cops shooting black males, and it is always likely that these cops genuinely believe that they hold no prejudice at all” (Azarian).
In theory, police officers may be unconsciously acting out, and just need to be informed so that they can take the necessary steps to change their behavior. Together society can make the choice to respond proactively. Regarding their stand in today’s society, African Americans and Caucasians are segregated in

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