Segregation

Masters
Essay
People
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Download 0
The issue of interracial relations has always been among the most controversial and difficult problems in American society. Racial segregation has a long history in the US, beginning with slavery and evolving into racially separated housing, schooling, busses and trains…

Introduction

Until the second decade of the last century, even white women were legally deprived of the political rights and in many states they could not enter certain occupational fields, such as law, journalism, and medicine (Danziger & Gottschalk, 1995).
Only in the second half of the 20th century the federal government, the Supreme Court, Republicans and Democrats, and various human rights organizations made attempts to implement systematic approach to resolve the problem of segregation in employment and education. Initially, several court decisions such as the 1954 Brown case (347 U.S. 483, 1954) reduced de jure discrimination in the US. The subsequent affirmative action policy in employment and education launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy's Executive Order number 10925 as the central axis of the US employment and educational policies required federal contractors and educational institutions to take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity was established to control and implement the new policy intended to reduce and eventually eliminate discrimination in American society.
Unfortunately, the results of these policies are highly controversial and incomplete at best: de facto segregation and discrimination persists in employment, education, m ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Payment and Gender
Recognising the biased nature of the wage situation, several attempts have been made on the part of the UK government and other equal-rights organisations to remove the inequality, but limited progress has been made until now. Rather, the situation persists despite the fact that laws have been passed to discourage this practice1. Theories for the existence and persistence of this problem are many.…
Civil Rights Movement Novels
This might be counterintuitive since the white man would seem the likely arch-adversary in the civil rights dilemma-or worse, focus on the white woman might appear as an attempt to usurp the centrality of African Americans in favor of the group furthest removed from civil rights issues. And yet, the white woman was at the center of those issues.…
The historical progression of African Americans
Slavery and servitude was all they had ever known.…
Martin Luther King College Essay
stood by the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Much to the knowledge of everyone, he delivered what is regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. King himself seemed to sense the historic importance of the moment as he opened his "I Have a Dream" speech by calling the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom "the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history…
Similarity and Categorizing
Similarity and Categorizing are not dependent on each other but they complement each other.…
Segregation
Until the second decade of the last century, even white women were legally deprived of the political rights and in many states they could not enter certain occupational fields, such as law, journalism, and medicine (Danziger & Gottschalk, 1995).…
Martin Luther King
He was ready, to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States, abruptly a boycott was met by fury in Montgomery's white community and that brought national attention to the problem of segregation. King helped lead Montgomery's blacks on a yearlong nonviolent boycott of the bus system, the boycott ended after 382 days only when…