SOC 308 DQ1 Wk2 - Dr Kings famous speech envisions a future in which the racial distinction established by slavery and segregation is no more Evaluate

SOC 308 DQ1 Wk2 - Dr Kings famous speech envisions a future...

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Dr. King’s famous speech envisions a future in which the racial distinction established by slavery and segregation is no more. Evaluate the ways in which the legacy of slavery has prevented the United States from building a more just society, supporting your evaluation with the textbook and additional sources. Although there has been some success in the fight for equality for blacks in the United States, society is far from just. Affirmative action has propelled some individual blacks into high levels of achievement, but a large percentage of the population in U.S. society are not CEOs, lawyers, judges, doctors, politicians, or teachers. This must change. Unfortunately, many blacks are unemployed or work low-wage jobs and live in socioeconomically depressed areas where survival is more important than education (Zack, 2012). While segregation is illegal, de facto segregation still exists and is deeply rooted in cultural and societal beliefs about racial inferiority. Whites do not want their kids going to the same school as poor children of color. Why not?

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