Racism discouraged. As early as the 1710s slaves

 

            Racism was formed out of fear most
people will now admit that race is a social construct without any scientific
bearing. But I believe that very few acknowledge that early Americans, invented
this social construct in the Seventeenth Century. I define racism as a system
of Advantage based on race, when I use the phrase “racism”, I am speaking of
the systemic oppression of people of any color that empowers white supremacy.
It is a system structured around oppressing a culture because of their race. I
am using these terms in their sociological and historical contexts. During
the era of slavery in the United States, the education of African-Americans,
enslaved and free, was often discouraged. As early as the 1710s slaves were
receiving Bible stories from the slave owners. Enslaved writer Phillis Wheatley
was taught in the home of her master. She ended up using her skills to impact
others. Not everyone was lucky enough to have the opportunities Wheatley had.
Many slaves did learn to read through church service, but only those whose
owners allowed them to attend the services .Even when taught the slave owners would
often rip out  Exodus (A book of the
Bible), because Exodus contain the story of Moses freeing them out of Egypt.
The
slave owners did not encourage slaves to learn to read or write. Slave owners
saw writing as something that only educated white men should know. African-American
preachers would often attempt to teach some of the slaves to read in secret,
but there were very few opportunities, so they taught through spirituals,
stories, and other forms of oral literacy.

                        Let
me fast forward a little, the laws of many states decreed that blacks and
whites could not use the same public facilities, ride the same buses, attend
the same schools, etc. These laws came to be known as Jim Crow laws. Although
many people felt that these laws were unjust, it was not until the 1890s that
they were directly challenged in court. Many people continued to press for the
abolition of Jim Crow and other racially discriminatory laws. One particular
organization that my mom is a part of fought for racial equality, this organization
was called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) which was founded in 1909. Beginning in the 1930s, though, the NAACP’s
Legal Defense and Education Fund began to turn to the courts to try to make
progress in overcoming legally discrimination. The Brown v. Board of Education
is a more know case this was actually the name given because there were five
separate cases that were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, concerning the issue
of segregation in public schools. Even though all five cases were different they
all tackled the same issue. Segregation in public school.  Although there has been struggles with colored
people and them being able to receive education like everyone else that was
non-colored, fast forwarder to 1960 the first major achievement that would
change America forever. Ruby Bridges was the first African American to
desegregate school, because she had passed a test that was designed for colored
people to fail. From 1960 to 2018 there have been problems within the school
system dealing with punishment for the students, the mindset of everyone, and
the academic achievement gap.

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            Racism was formed out of fear most
people will now admit that race is a social construct without any scientific
bearing. But I believe that very few acknowledge that early Americans, invented
this social construct in the Seventeenth Century. I define racism as a system
of Advantage based on race, when I use the phrase “racism”, I am speaking of
the systemic oppression of people of any color that empowers white supremacy.
It is a system structured around oppressing a culture because of their race. I
am using these terms in their sociological and historical contexts. During
the era of slavery in the United States, the education of African-Americans,
enslaved and free, was often discouraged. As early as the 1710s slaves were
receiving Bible stories from the slave owners. Enslaved writer Phillis Wheatley
was taught in the home of her master. She ended up using her skills to impact
others. Not everyone was lucky enough to have the opportunities Wheatley had.
Many slaves did learn to read through church service, but only those whose
owners allowed them to attend the services .Even when taught the slave owners would
often rip out  Exodus (A book of the
Bible), because Exodus contain the story of Moses freeing them out of Egypt.
The
slave owners did not encourage slaves to learn to read or write. Slave owners
saw writing as something that only educated white men should know. African-American
preachers would often attempt to teach some of the slaves to read in secret,
but there were very few opportunities, so they taught through spirituals,
stories, and other forms of oral literacy.

                        Let
me fast forward a little, the laws of many states decreed that blacks and
whites could not use the same public facilities, ride the same buses, attend
the same schools, etc. These laws came to be known as Jim Crow laws. Although
many people felt that these laws were unjust, it was not until the 1890s that
they were directly challenged in court. Many people continued to press for the
abolition of Jim Crow and other racially discriminatory laws. One particular
organization that my mom is a part of fought for racial equality, this organization
was called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) which was founded in 1909. Beginning in the 1930s, though, the NAACP’s
Legal Defense and Education Fund began to turn to the courts to try to make
progress in overcoming legally discrimination. The Brown v. Board of Education
is a more know case this was actually the name given because there were five
separate cases that were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, concerning the issue
of segregation in public schools. Even though all five cases were different they
all tackled the same issue. Segregation in public school.  Although there has been struggles with colored
people and them being able to receive education like everyone else that was
non-colored, fast forwarder to 1960 the first major achievement that would
change America forever. Ruby Bridges was the first African American to
desegregate school, because she had passed a test that was designed for colored
people to fail. From 1960 to 2018 there have been problems within the school
system dealing with punishment for the students, the mindset of everyone, and
the academic achievement gap.

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