The Importance Of Segregation In The United States

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The abolishment of segregation occurred through the Civil Rights Act in 1964; after centuries of inhabiting the US, blacks finally gained basic rights that whites had from the start. This great milestone was achieved through countless trials of sweat, blood, and tears. It would be a nightmare if every generation in the US was forced to achieve this freedom. Freedom from segregation needs to be permanent and cannot be won in every generation, because it creates space for success and improvements in the nation and prevents the violence that entails the impending riots. Permanent freedom from segregation saves time that could be utilized for improving the nation. This improvement in the nation will cause success and prosperity. If this valuable time of the citizens is spent achieving freedom from segregation, (which would occur if freedom was not permanent) the nation would soon stop modernizing and improving, ultimately being left in the dust by the other countries. If basic/civil rights are nullified and are replaced with segregation laws that force whites and blacks to have "separate drinking fountains, restrooms, and dining areas", there would be protests that would waste the government's and the people's time. This example of segregation hurts the US, because it wastes irreplaceable time that could be …show more content…
For example there has been a case where federal troops were sent to Little Rock, Arkansas "in [an] integrate school". This caused hate by "angering the protestors"; such emotions like this hatred have sparked protests where mobs start to fight the police and resist the federal forces. This type of violence has led to numerous deaths, injuries, and destruction on city streets. If freedom from segregation is given to blacks from the start, violence from riots would never