How Did The Civil Rights Movement Affect Society

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The Civil Rights Movement is considered one of the most important times in American history. The Civil Rights Movement affected America, America’s economy, and leaders who effected the movement against social injustice. However, the Civil Rights Movement also had a negative impact on the world as well. Many leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Brown, and even John F. Kennedy were killed during the process of eliminating racial discrimination. However, this Movement even took an apart of shaping American people and culture today. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Junior was the leader of the movement and preached…show more content…
During the Civil Rights movement there was a significant increase in high school dropouts. This affected the job rate, because so many African Americans where not as educated as they should have been, and also because so many African Americans where quitting there jobs or where fired from there jobs because of the participation in the movement (Haskins 125). The crime rates skyrocketed during the Civil rights movement. Some African Americans and Caucasians did not use the “peaceful protest” method. They decided to take matters into there own hands. This caused crime rates to go up 74% to what they where before 1960. The movement accounted for more than 80% of the total prison population (Kozol 452) In the previous page, it was said that boycotting was good in a lot of ways. Well boycotts hurt business harshly. The income of the business would either increase due to the publicity of event or it would decrease due too the lose of business. This happened to major universities, Major business that provide goods and services, and small local businesses. This would also spread the fight to other places. Several violent groups came from the war on social injustice. One of the most famous groups is the Black Panther (“Distress”). The crime rate skyrocketed when groups like these where formed. After the movement many African Americans received better jobs then they would have gotten before the
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