Civil movement

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Civil movement

How has the civil movement changed over time?

The initiative of the civil movement is to fight for equality, fairness, or justice in the society, especially between race minorities such as the African Americans who had been previously considered as inferior to the White Americans.  This attitude dates back in history where the blacks first came into America as slaves.  At the time, inequality loomed in the society and black people were not allowed to share the same facilities as their white counterparts.  At the moment, social facilities are shared between members of all the races and racism is not as outright as it was several years back.  Racism is now considered illegal and at least the society refrains from outright racism. However, the black people in the society still sense forms of soft racism intended to label them as unfit, inferior, or still need to catch up with the rest of the world.

Currently, the civil movement attends to soft racism and other forms of attitudes that may no be loud but represent unfairness in the society.  First, the current civil movement is noticeable in school systems in which students and some teachers believe that their needs are not well met.  Second, the civil rights movement still fights for economic well-being of the black people through jobs and employment.  Third, current civil movements address issues of segregation and inequality in the legal systems.

Civil movement in school systems

The current civil movement is noticeable in school systems in which students and some teachers believe that their needs are not well met (Countryman, pp. 54-55).  The major rift that represents inequality results from the mindset of the black students who believe that the society never belonged to them in the first place, but to the white people (Countryman, p. 55).  A large number of black students drop out of school both mentally and physically (Countryman, p.54).  This is because the black students do not have confidence that through participating in the educational process will enable them to take a meaningful role in the society, despite the fact that they have some control in the same society.  Black students from early on believe that in order to make it in the society, they have to be very combed, scrubbed, smart, and very lucky in order to make it into the society (Countryman, p.55).  On the other hand, the white students have never doubted about their ownership of the society although doubt looms on whether it is the right kind of society to inherit (Countryman, p. 55).  A case of schools in the state of Philadelphia show that disciplinary actions such as corporal punishment, public humiliations, isolation in cloakrooms, and repetitious writings are prohibited (Countryman, p. 55).  However, these still occur behind the walls of the classrooms.  Some students report of the terms ‘nigga’ or ‘you people’ by teachers in the classrooms (Countryman, p. 54). A group of seventeen black students demonstrated to demand that the needs of the black people be represented in the school systems.  The students believe a favorable school system for black students can be achieved if the system is represented by blacks or even whites with a mindset that considers the black students (Countryman, p. 54).  Allegations of unfairness are also presented by black teachers demanding appraisal for their services of which they believe that it is denied.  Decentralization is also demanded as seen by black teachers setting aside their own union which can favorably address their concerns (Countryman, p. 55).  Nevertheless, the fight for equality should be bilateral; for example, the African American students should not prejudice the white students just because they believe the whites are luckier in the society.

Civil movement for economic performance of African Americans

The civil rights movement still fights for economic well-being of the black people through jobs and employment (The Civil rights movement, pp.11-12).  There is an upsurge of Negroes presenting frustrations on the economic opportunity for both the working and middleclass Negroes.  Arguably, the available professional opportunities are few and low paying for the working class while unemployment is seen to have reached unprecedented ratios.  Other than the Negro movement, the south student movement has become more radical and impulsive through its experience (.............


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