Reconstruction Of America Reconstruction and the Myth of the lost cause has been misinterpreted and in some cases not even taught by most teachers. The reconstruction failures has affected race relations throughout the United States. According to Jennifer Schuessler from the article Taking Another Look At the Reconstruction Era, she defines reconstruction as the period of time from the year 1865 through 1877. Reconstruction is when most federal troops were taken from the South and white Democrats
Since the slave era and colonial era, racism and ethnic discrimination against Negro has been a major issue in US. In the past, Negros were get discriminate by white people and have been known by different names such as Blacks, Negros and Coloureds. The term of “nigger”, used by the white people from southern part of US, showed the discrimination against Negro was very bad. During that time, all the Negroes were being treated unfairly. There was a heavy racial segregation in US such as segregation
Let me begin with the definition of Segregation based on the Websters New World Dictionary: to set apart from others. After the civil war ended and the Reconstruction time The Jim Crow Law took place in the United States soil by setting apart blacks and whites from each other on every public and private place, this continued all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. During this turbulent times Martin Luther King Jr organized many non violent movements and speeches especially across the south.
Many Americans assume that racism has been eradicated and simply has stayed in the past, in the eras of Jim Crow and the pre-civil rights movement. Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another; this often results in discrimination and prejudice. The marginalization of blacks has not gotten better or worse but has merely changed in how it manifests itself. While the institution of slavery has ended, the racism that it was based on is still ever present and has become an innate American
Imagine living in a world where people will despise you for something as diminutive as your skin color; Where people would deny you of medical attention even at urgent times as in life or death situations because they do not like people of “your kind”. In the autobiography, The Soul of Black Folk written by William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois , Du Bois talks about the struggles of being black in America, the right way to go about being black in America, and how black people resisted hating