SECTION A: Conflict Theory
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people” –Kanye West. This statement which may or may not be true is a statement that rings 100% accurately of the mentality of a lot of African Americans. It’s a motto of some sorts. Since before Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1865, there has always been and will be a strong distaste for government, and overall Caucasians from African Americans. A rise in conflict theories became prevalent during the 1960’s with blacks and women alike. Oppression and Jim Crow laws created a volatile environment in the south, mid west and Southern California. Hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan sprouted up and tried to instill fear in African Americans through heinous acts such as lynching and bombing homes and churches. Living became a daunting and frustrating task. Jobs for African Americans were few and far between in the regions with segregation. Education was also limited not just for college kids but elementary and up.