Racial Discrimination Project

By: Jack Edwards, Katie Kroll, Noah Balduc, Conley Plocek


Discrimination is the injustice or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the rounds of race, age, of sex.

Background Info

African Americans have been discriminated by being used as slaves and having lesser privileges that whites. However, we as a country have made many great improvements and steps on this issue. The question that remains unanswered is what more and how long do we have before racial discrimination is eradicated. Our research today shows that we still have a long way to go, because of policy brutality and racism, before this issue is removed.

Timeline of Racial Discrimination

  • 1619- The first slaves were brought from Western Africa to a small town called Jamestown in the U.S.A.

  • December 24, 1865- The KKK was created to defend the whites while the Republicans were trying to give blacks economic and equality rights.

  • 1877 through 1965- The Jim Crow Laws were established to put blacks a step behind the whites. There was really no formal reason for them.

  • April 15, 1947- Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in major league baseball.

  • December 1, 1955- Rosa Parks got onto as bus and a white man wanted her seat and she didn’t move. She started the Montgomery bus boycott.

  • December 5, 1955- The Montgomery bus boycott was a 13 month mass protest that ended the U.S. supreme court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.

  • August 28, 1963- Martin Luther King Jr. have his “I have a dream” speech.

  • April 4, 1968- Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

  • November 4, 2008- Barack Obama is elected as the first black president.

  • April 20, 2016- Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the $20.

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Our Plan of Action

Our plan of action is to spread awareness for racial discrimination via social media, because who doesn't have at least one social media account? Well, our responsibilities are Conley will create an Instagram and Tumblr. Katie is working on Facebook and Myspace. Jack is creating a Snapchat and a YouTube channel. And Noah will make a Twitter and a Vine account. It will be just us 4.

Our steps/check points include 1) 100 followers/friends on each site in 1 month, 2) reach school wide, 3) spread the awareness to Trophy Club and Roanoke, 4) and finally reach 10,000 friends/followers all together in 1 year.

How we will know if we are making progress is by how many friends, followers, likes, shares, loves, and how quickly and how far the awareness spreads.