Danielle, As you know we were discussing some issues that my race has faced and I know some of this will probably sound repetitive from old history lessons but hearing it and living it is two different things. I am so grateful to have a supportive friend overtime and I just wanted to share a little with you what being a African American is like from my perspective. I never try to throw out the race card just to get by and I know that you are aware of this but maybe some of the insight that I give will help you with the research that you are attempting to do. For years the African American race has faced many challenges not only in America but all around the world. The African Americans have very little value in the eyes of Americans but unfortunately the same discrimination is faced in other countries as well. Most people in the past viewed America has the land of opportunity but for African Americans not all of them came over willingly. Some Africans where brought over in chains and sold into slavery. The slave trade was a very popular business in America because people bought slaves and brought them back to America to use any way they choose. Just imagine buying a robot that does whatever you ask it to, now it give it a brain and heartbeat and that is what a slave was too many Americans during this time. The African Americans were not given the rights that normal citizens had even though our founding fathers created laws to protect our rights they were still not given the equal rights. The African Americans faced issues of prejudice and discrimination from issues like the right to vote to the right of integrated schools. Abraham Lincoln became a very unpopular president by some Caucasian Americans and very popular amongst African Americans when he abolished slavery in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. ("The White House", 2014). Many other politicians addressed issues regarding racism, prejudice and discrimination. There hope was to change the stains of America that was publically scattered across the world while people viewed the countries problems of mistreatment of United States citizens. During the very popular civil rights movements many issues where addressed to be corrected. For years America tried to keep the secrets behind closed doors with mentality of out of sight out of mind. Eventually it could only be hid and kept in secret for so long before something was done to shine light on the problems inside of the country. The brutal killing of a young 14 year old African American boy in Mississippi sparked an outrage in America. The mother of the young child wanted America to see what was done to her son so that they would have to look at the image that she was force to last remember of her son. ("Pbs", 2014). Civil Rights Leaders and other organizations jumped on board of addressing the many struggles that African Americans faced. African Americans were not allowed for a many years the right to an education When the American legislatures decided it was possible to educate the African Americans they felt the only way to do so was to keep them separate. African American groups led by civil rights…
Historical report on race
Historical report on race
As of 2010, there are a estimated 2,475,956 Native Americans and Alaskan natives living in the United States. The states with the highest population of Native Americans are Alaska, New Mexico and South Dakota. I chose to write this report as a historian writing about the racial group in book chapter. Native American is such a broad term and refers to so many different cultures that existed. In 1500, there were supposed to be 700…
Historical Report on Race
The Caucasian or white race refers to individuals whose ancestral roots come from Europe, Northern Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. There are at least fifty different Caucasian ethnic groupings: Caucasian, Indo-European, and Altaic. (Painter, 2003) The word Caucasian did originate to base itself of the people of the Caucasus Mountains region. The Caucasian race then would describe many individuals all around the world. They span still from the Americas…
Historical Report on Race
July 17, 2012
This letter is to address some issues that I would like to inform you on concerning African American males. Within this letter we will talk about the experiences of African American male throughout history, Social and political issues, and prejudice. As you and I both know black men has had it hard over the past few decades. First being brought to America as slaves and being…
Historical Report on Race
18 January 2015
It was good to hear from you in your last letter, I look forward to hearing more from you. I have been doing ok, but I am sure that you have heard about all the commotion about us, as black people wanting the right to vote and being equal with you white folks. I really want us to be able to meet in person, but at the moment I don’t think that will be possible for a while, considering that colored people and white people…
(George Washington University, 1999).
In 1964, The Brown vs. Board of Education case in Topeka, Kansas saw the courts rule that “separate but equal” facilities were unconstitutional. This ruling made it illegal to treat someone different just because of race. The U.S. Congress ruled to outlaw all forms of discrimination. All people would have equal rights under this new act. This act prohibits discrimination in public sectors. No longer would we have to sit in separate areas on buses, in restaurants, have…
I heard that you were interested in hearing about the historical background of African Americans. In my opinion African Americans have gone through much more than any other race in history. I am very glad to hear that you would like to hear about their historical background because it is very interesting to hear how they came to America and how they got where they are…
Professor Shu-Ju Ada Cheng
Book Report: Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race: Korean Adoptees
“No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.”
What once was a rarity in America is now becoming a trend in regards to transnational adoption. The number of adoptees that are emerging…
Triple reading-1st artworks properties in relation to other artworks in the aesthetic field. 2nd in relation to events and structures within society. 3rd in relation to specific racial or ethnic traditions.
1) Moynihan Report-argued that most of the problems facing African Americans were caused by a “tightening tangle of pathology” within the black family.
2) Cultural Appropriation-occurs when members of one ethnic or racial group adopt a cultural product associated with another.…
Medicalizations of Bodies of Color—how people of color have been used/experimented on by science—focus on particular historical moment or group. Example: Women of Color used for reproductive experimentation.
Incarceration—Prison Industrial Complex
Oppressed groups in the US—particular group and time period
The Politics of Immigration—particular group and time period
Race, Law, and Policy—
Racism in the South/North
Ethnic and Class distinctions
Your task is to come up with a topic…
which boosted the economy. Cattle ranching were a primary source of economic growth during this time as well. By the end of the Mexican War in 1848, Mexico surrendered to the United States and California became a state in 1850 ("Orange County Historical Society - Orange County, California," n.d.).
In 1859, the very first town founded in Orange County was Anaheim, and vineyards were planted and the town was built on making wine. Towns such as Garden Grove, Tustin, Orange, Santa Ana, and Westminster…