Racism And Segregation

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“No one is born hating another because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” -Nelson Mandela. African Americans deserve to have the same rights and levels of respect as every other American. Racism and segregation have been attacking african americans since the beginning of time, and lord knows we’ve had it rough. In the old days we were told that we were equal yet laws still were made to keep whites in power over us. According to (www.history.com) the “black codes” were a series of restrictive laws. For instance they made blacks sign yearly labor contracts, if they refused they were arrested. Another example of chains set on the rights of African American’s was a group called the KKK. The KKK were known for setting fear in the eyes of blacks. KKK members were a resistance to Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era that helped establish political and economic equality for …show more content…
Some African American are living comfortably, but for those who aren’t deserve to be helped and live as comfortable as everyone else. Also i know it seem’s like a waste of time to make new laws and do things different for a little bit of unhappy people, but this is America where dreams are made real and opportunities are big so would it be hard to open an extra door and abolish all racism towards the citizens of America no matter the color or religion. African Americans deserve to have the same respect and rights as any other American even if new walls need to be broken. Sometimes while doing what is right you have to stand alone but standing alone doesn’t mean no one cares it means you’re brave and their not. Stand up for what you believe is right even you stand

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