African Americans Exercising Civil Rights Is The New Uncle Tom
The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring voting rights to them in the Southern states. The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans. Forms of protest and/or civil disobedience included boycotts such as the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) in Alabama; “sit-ins” such as the influential Greensboro sit-ins (1960) in North Carolina; marches, such as the Selma to Montgomery marches (1965) in Alabama; and a wide range of other nonviolent activities.
During the same time as African Americans were being disfranchised, white Democrats imposed racial segregation by law. Violence against blacks increased. The system of overt, state-sanctioned racial discrimination and oppression that emerged out of the post-Reconstruction South became known as the “Jim Crow” system. It remained virtually intact into the early 1950s. Thus, the early 20th century is a period often referred to as the “nadir of American race relations”. While problems and civil rights violations were most intense in the South, social tensions affected African Americans in other regions as well. African Americans and other racial minorities rejected this regime. They resisted it in numerous ways and sought better opportunities through lawsuits, new organizations, political redress, and labor organizing (see the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)). The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909. It fought to end race discrimination through litigation, education, and lobbying efforts. Its crowning achievement was its legal victory in the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education (1954) that rejected separate white and colored school systems and by implication overturned the “separate but equal” doctrine established in Plessy v. Ferguson.
The American Civil Rights movement has been made up of many movements. The term usually refers to the political struggles and reform movements between 1945 and 1970 to end discrimination against African Americans and other disadvantaged groups and to end legal racial segregation, especially in the U.S. South. After the Civil War, the U. S. expanded the legal rights of African Americans. Congress passed, and enough states ratified, an amendment ending slavery in 1865—the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment only outlawed slavery; it provided neither equal rights, nor citizenship. In 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified by the states, granting African Americans citizenship. All persons born in the U. S. were extended equal protection under the laws of the Constitution. The 15th Amendment (ratified in 1870) stated that race could not be used as a condition to deprive men of the ability to vote. The situation for blacks outside the South was somewhat better (in most states they could vote and have their children educated, though they still faced discrimination in housing and jobs). From 1910 to 1970, African Americans sought better lives by migrating north and west. A total of nearly seven million blacks left the South in what was known as the Great Migration or being labeled an “Uncle Tom.” Black People Don’t Like Black Conservatives
Those of you not familiar with the working of crabs may not be aware, but if you put a whole bunch of crabs inside a barrel, they all have one goal: to try to make it to the top of the barrel and escape! Yet lo and behold, not a single one of them ever makes it out of the barrel. Why? Because as soon as one of them gets close to the top of the barrel, the other crabs pull it back down. This is called the “Crabs In a Barrel” theory.This goes on for each crab that tries to escape its trapping: as soon as it gets close to achieving its goal, the other crabs below pull it back down. Black people are often the same way. We currently make up 12% of the U.S. population, and are being overtaken in the “minority” sector by various other races. The job market is already a hard enough place for blacks to get hired in, let alone promoted. If you happen to achieve this success you are then labled an “Uncle Tom.” Malcolm X explains that during slavery, there were two kinds of slaves: “house Negroes,” who worked in the master’s house and “field Negroes,” who performed the manual labor outside. He characterizes the house Negro as having a better life than the field Negro, and thus unwilling to leave the plantation, and potentially more likely to support existing power structures that favor whites over blacks. This is our Uncle Tom of the 2000’s. The House Negro And The Field Negro
Uncle Tom is a derogatory term for a person who perceives themselves to be of low status, and is excessively subservient to perceived authority figures; particularly a black person who behaves in a subservient manner to white people. Uncle Tom is a term used by black people to try to convince other black people that working, education, living well, and setting a good example for their children is selling out. The Democrat party and the liberal media has done a good job of brainwashing blacks into thinking that the Republicans in general don’t care about them. The Republican party also stands for allowing people to take care of themselves and tries to stay out of people’s business. That’s what real freedom is you know the freedom to live your own life and make of it what you have the will to do.
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