Convence a family member life is better now than 50 years ago

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America has long been hailed as "the land of opportunity". While this has proven true in the historically it is truer today than it has ever been before. The Civil Rights Era and successive progresses have led to histrionic advancement on issues of prejudice and discrimination. The fact that our president is an African-American and his opponent in the primaries was a woman is symbolic of this evolvement. Progress has also been made medically eradicating some of the most terrible diseases. Technological improvements are all indicators that our country is better in present time than fifty years ago.
Discrimination in many forms has been an epidemic for our great country. As an African American female I have two characteristics that would classify me as a meager possession, an inanimate object. I strongly believe the world is better than it was fifty years ago; predominantly due to our progress as a nation, from the civil rights movement era to laws in place for racial prejudice experienced amongst minorities. Year 1964 marks exactly fifty ago year’s marks four years before the end of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. There is civil unrest apparent discrimination is prevalent, race is the only demarcation between what is tolerable and what is not. Global segregation against African-Americans was constitutionalized such as voting right restrictions. America has made significant progress since then; scraping away the ‘whites only’ sign. To adamantly argue that the year 1964 was better than 2014 seems imprudent. In present time discrimination is now labeled as a hate crime and is punishable by law. America still has flaws, but there has been a lot of progression over the last 50 years. As a female I know have the right to challenge a job field that is dominated by males. Fifty years ago I was limited to being a secretary, house wife, or a maid. Now I have the choice to have a career not a job.
We've made incredible progress against or practically eradicated

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