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The ways in which gender norms intersect with ideas about race and ethnicity

In this essay I aim to examine how ideological and cultural assumptions and standards of femininity influence the construction of racial identity with regards to black feminine identity. As Cuomo and Hall identify, the concept of race, like gender, is a socially constructed phenomena; ‘Racial categories are socially constructed and contextually defined. These deconstructive and […]

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The struggle of black inequality

Adam faircloff commences at a convenient point of the failure of the reconstruction process after the civil war and triumph of white supremacy in the decade that followed. Fircloff ‘s writing indicated the struggle of black inequality in the period immediately following the triumph of the northerners over the south republics and the hopes and […]

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The disadvantages that Black Americans faced in the early 1950’s

During the early 1950’s in America, there was very much a mixed set up for White Americans and Black Americans. White Americans enjoyed a boom in their profits and their wages and were able to live in the largest houses in the suburbs with modern luxuries such as fitted kitchens, refrigerators, TV’s and washing machines. […]

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The disadvantages that Black Americans faced in the early 1950’s

I believe that behind each discriminatory product that affected the Black American in the early 1950’s, was an underlying criterion for abuse from which stemmed some part of all the other disadvantages. The political voting rights of blacks in the early 1950’s were one of the main barriers to social change. Without the chance to […]

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The social, political and economic position of black people in America

There are four main reasons, which affected the social, political and economic positions of black people in America. They included the attitudes of Southern states after the civil war, slave status, Ku Klux Klan and the immigration of Europeans up to 1914. I will list them in rank of importance: 1. Slave status 2. Attitudes […]

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The experience of black people was that they were treated in their own country as if they were not Americans at all

Black people were first imported to America as slaves in the 17th century. In 1865 they gained freedom from slavery by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. However, did this mean that black people were equally treated by all the respectable citizens of the United States? This essay focuses mainly on the 1920 – 1930 […]

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Martin Luther King was the most important factor

After the American Civil war, 1861-1865, there were still problems for black Americans even though slavery had been abolished. Black Americans in the South were especially affected, as this was where many of the slaves had worked. After being freed, most stayed, which lead to hatred and non-acceptance of blacks when they were officially granted […]

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Representation of Black Women

I find this topic very interesting for many reasons. As a black female I have found in my lifetime that, not only has black history been smoke screened & forgotten, and black people were still lower classed in every way until the late 1980’s ; 1990’s. Being portrayed as short of half descent folk. In […]

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Equality diversity and rights in health and social care

In a health and social care environment equality diversity and rights are essential to ensure everyone is prune to having rights and has the right to be treated equally no matter their race age or sex and also to be accepted and respected. Diversity The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding […]

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Role of Black Women in Civil Rights and Liberty Movement

Throughout history, we can see that women have fewer privileges as compared to the men. They have fewer opportunities in the society and in civil rights. Women were tasks to do household chores and do the chores for the men, especially their husband. Racial discrimination is another issue that separates black women from the whites. […]

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