The Importance Of Segregation

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They say that all men are created equal, eh? Not everyone believes that, but it is true. All of us, every single human, is the same. An increase of melanin affecting the the skin tone of a human doesn’t make it okay to ridicule or abuse them. People have been told they can’t do things, such as have certain jobs, live in certain places, or have a good education, based on the color of their skin, their nationality, or their religion. This is called segregation. Segregation is wrong, no matter what race or group of people is being segregated. This infringes on their natural, God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has a right to life. That’s why we’re born, isn’t it? To live? Who cares if one is born different …show more content…
The feudal system of Old England is one example. The people were split up by classes, and no one could leave their rank if they tried. This is the same with the Indian caste system. If you were born into one caste, you couldn’t leave it. You were reincarnated into a better or worse caste based on your life’s deeds, if you were lucky enough to be reincarnated as a human. But no one of a lower caste could move up, and the people of the highest caste couldn’t be dragged down. Here in America, we have the freedom to work for what we want, and we also have the freedom to move up into a different class because of the work and betterment of ourselves, not because there is a superior race. As previously stated, the human race is the only race, and people aren’t really that different once you get to know them, but nowadays America is pumped full of racists and civil rights activists because some people make a big outcry that they are not equal. This causes the country to become disunified. Abraham Lincoln once said “A house divided against itself cannot stand” (Lincoln 149). If the country isn’t united, there will be confusion and something similar to the Civil War- that happened between the North and the South in the 1860s- could happen again. An event like that could break our country …show more content…
The Revolutionary War was fought, America became free of the British, the Civil War ended, slaves were emancipated, Lincoln died, and then the First World War happened- or so we are told. After the Civil War, not all of the slaves were released immediately. Not all of the freed slaves got what they’d been dreaming of because of white American hostility towards the blacks. Separation happened and became full-on segregation and the blacks were not allowed to do a lot of things the whites were able to do. This persisted until they spoke up about it in the 1960s, almost one hundred years after the Civil War ended. They rallied and people of different races came together to march peacefully and demand their equality. A lot of work and preparation went into this rally, yet they still are not getting the equality they wanted today. Even in America, the land of the free, we are cowards. Cowards who don’t like to be involved with people of different colors and ethnicities. If the doctor or professor is of a different color than most of the patrons, good opinions decrease about that human being, and the patrons may request a different practitioner. If everyone did this, those few non-white Americans who saw an opportunity to change their fates would be left without anyone to practice on, would not earn anything, and would have to get lesser jobs to support them

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