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The Thing

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April Ramos
4/14/16
Ryan
English 201
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I don’t have a title yet #filler (now sing Michael Jacksons thriller)
The stereotyped ideal of the 1950’s has definitely grown in the past few years from one of blissful nostalgia to that of a clearer cut view. Stories of racism, sexism homophobia and corruption have begun to be unearthed for the public, and have in turn unceremoniously pulled the rose colored drapery away from America’s dreamy image of the “good old days”. This generation is trying to rub the sleep from their eyes and look at the harsh reality of what has been and what we can do now for those caught up in an unfair world that treated them no better than the dirt they turned.
Racism took a strong hold in America’s social system sometime after the civil war. The three fifths compromise was nulled along the the aftermath of the war. The fourteenth amendment was put in place superseding that of the compromise and granted citizenship “to all tpersons born or naturalized in the United States”(congress library of congress). As you can guess the sore losers of the war were not pleased with this amendment, though it really didn’t help much in the long run for those non white and male.
In turn the Jim Crow laws were passed around 1890 and were disguised as “equal but separate” status, so says the former American confederacy. These laws basically made it ok for everyone who was white to segregate themselves and other races into separate schools, doctors, hospitals, jobs, even blood. Making life and getting access to basic rights much harder. These laws gave loop holes for lynching and murdering. We do not know to this day how many African American lives were taken from lynching and other forms of murder. The black man took all the blame from the white man and there was little to nothing they could do to stop it. It was an accepted way of life for...

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