5th essay - Scott M. Welch August 10, 2006 Dr. Wettemann...

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Scott M. Welch August 10, 2006 Dr. Wettemann History 2320 Race Relations in America Although great progress has been made in America as far as race relations are concerned, many people believe that not enough has been done. After World War Two, African Americans began to band together in hopes of changing the American society. This unity fell under the civil rights movement, where activists for minority rights protested and sought for equality in all aspects of social life. The issues at hand from 1950’s until the present are documented and explored widely. This paper will look into a few of the contentions that plague this problem of American society and will present a solution to the dilemma. Race relations in America have been a conflict since the first settlers arrived here. Yet it was not until after the Second World War that true integration of races began to take place. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that public schools in America will be forced to de-segregate their schools (Brinkley 475). Although there was no time limit on when this was to be done, many whites in society were outraged at this decision, especially in the south. Some schools changed quickly, others had to be forced into compliance by use of federal troops. Not long after this decision African American activists began to rise.
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HISTORY taught by Professor Wettemann during the Fall '05 term at McMurry.

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5th essay - Scott M. Welch August 10, 2006 Dr. Wettemann...

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