The Tragedy Of The Civil Rights Act Essay

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The Civil Rights Act was passed on July 2, 1964, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It has been over fifty years and still today this Act is disregarded in a lot of parts of the country just as it was in Oxford, North Carolina in the 1970s. Reading about the aftermath of Henry Marrows murder and how similar the aftermath is to the death of Mike Brown last year showed me that even fifty years later our country still is dealing with racism and segregation problems.
While reading a book, you have to paint your own pictures but even from the opening pages I had already had Ferguson in my mind. Tyson started out the book with this graphic writing. “He was killed in public as he lay on his back, helpless, begging for his life” (Tyson 3). reading this on the first page of the book really shocked me. It immediately made me think about the photos of Mike Brown lying in the street for over four hours. Just as Tyson wanted you to visualize this right away, the news media that day showed that photo of Mike lying in the street dead. People say we learn history so we don’t repeat it, but while reading this book I keep seeing the images of the riots looking like the ones we saw in Ferguson Missouri and Baltimore Maryland last year. During Both the aftermath of the death of Henry Marrow and the death, Mike Brown is almost identical showing what happens when there is a death by violent force.
I am proud to say I am from St. Louis but when Mike…

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