Smore #5

life changing event

civil rights movement

Civil rights are the freedoms and rights that a person has as a member of a community, state, or nation. In the U.S., these rights are guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution and acts of Congress do not think that anyone can deny the importance of the Civil Rights movement. While it passed before my time, I can sit in my classroom today and look at the faces of many different ethnicities. If the act would not have passed, I would not be able to do that. As people, we tend to think of different as bad. I believe that after the Civil Rights movement the American people changed their look on that a little. We have come to accept people no matter what they look like. After the Civil Rights movement African Americans in our country got more rights and were equals. Even though that’s what people said, it still wasn’t like that all the way. Civil-rights laws have made it illegal to deny student admittance to a school because of his or her race. But in many parts of the country, schools are still segregated, if only by circumstance. Civil rights have also been denied to Hispanic Americans, particularly Puerto Ricans in the East and Mexican-Americans in the Southwest. The problem has followed traditional paths, as rights have been denied in employment, housing, and access to the judicial system. Most kids attend a school close to where they live. Since blacks and whites still often live apart, they often learn apart as well. As I think about how far the movement has come, I’d say a long, long way. The civil rights movement opened many doors that were once locked. We have the opportunity to be whatever we want to be, if we only dare to turn the knob. Your opportunity to live the American dream is no longer based solely on the color of your skin and your lack of civil rights. Here are a few of the benefits of the civil rights movement. They are Barack Hussein Obama, a black man in the White House, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, admission into any prestigious university or college, integration at OIe Miss, Mississippi State and Jackson State, who touts a white quarterback, economic freedom, and interracial dating and marriage. More than three in four Americans, including most whites and blacks, think the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a very important event in U.S. history....Nearly eight in 10 Americans think there's been real progress since the 1960s in getting rid of racial discrimination....The percentage that says progress has been made has remained fairly consistent in recent years, but it has increased nearly 30 points since 1992. But few — just 5 percent — think all of the goals of Martin Luther King and the 1960s civil rights movement have been achieved. We are still growing as a country. And because we are growing as a country, we are still growing to bring equal rights to everyone. believe this will be achieved and it is thanks to the Civil Rights movement.