Racism Is Everywhere!

Hariett Efiom

MLK; March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom 1963/08/28
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Throughout history, Whites were continually racists towards the African Americans. The Ku Klux Klan started to protest against the Blacks and attack them violently such as lynching. The Jim Crow Laws were everyday laws people lived by which was racial segregation towards any colored person. These set of laws separated blacks and whites in schools, busses, bathrooms, work etc. African Americans felt offended towards these laws and started to protest against them. The civil rights protest occurred and many colored people were violently abused with fire hoses. African Americans also believed having marches would be a huge help to their protests. During this time period, woman were not given the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony led the woman's suffrage movement and ran it for more than 50 years. President Andrew Johnson was also the president during the civil rights movement. Racism has a relation to today because in todays world, American has the first African American first lady and president. Back in history, no one would've ever thought or believed there would be an African American president for the United States. Woman now have the freedom to vote for what they believe in and Michael Jordan who is African America is known for being one of the best basketball players in the NBA. It's amazing to see the growth on the importance of African American's in todays society. Racism is connected to Of Mice and Men because in the novel, Crooks who was an African American male was mistreated and was even forced to live in the stable while the white men were allowed to sleep in the same room with each other and had beds to sleep on. This shows the harsh treatment Crooks had to go through all because of the color of his skin which made him feel unimportant.

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