Every morning, we wake up as free human beings with certain unalienable rights. These are the blessings of the declaration of independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, 50 years ago, not everyone was granted all three of these, supposedly, unalienable rights. The African Americans, were discriminated 50 years ago. They weren’t equipped with liberty like we do today. They didn’t have the right to pursuit happiness like we do today. They were discriminated, and mistreated because of the color of their skin. It was so that no matter what age, what gender, what level of intelligence, what decency, as long as your skin color is dark, you are not considered as one of the men/human stated in the declaration of independence.
Young African American children, suffered just like the adults. They’re bullied, beaten, humiliated, and sometimes, even murdered. How, one might ask, can citizens of the United States who’re promised equality be treated so unjustly? The answer is simple: the government allowed it. Separate, yet equal. The government allowed many things. Such as segregation in schools; however, after the Browne vs Board of Ed incident, segregation was banned in schools and they ordered for integration in schools at a deliberate speed. One of the ways they used to promote integration was busing.
Busing is also known as desegregation busing, or forced busing or simply busing. It’s the practice of assigning and transporting students of different race on the same bus to schools. In the 1970s and 1980s, under federal court supervision, many school districts had mandatory busing plans within their district. So the white school of that district would send some of their students to sit with the African American students from the colored school of that district.
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