US History Paper- revised.docx

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Surname 1 Student’s Name: Professor’s Name: Course: Date: US History Paper Introduction African Americans faced many problems before and after 1965. Considered as the year of emancipation from white supremacy, freedom of the colored folks came with more than they bargained for. As it turned out, they were free at last, but the freedom had a price tag on it. Apart from white supremacy, the African Americans had to deal with the lack of jobs, lack of leadership, poor education systems and non-inclusion into the army just to name a few. The affirmative education policy came as a relief as it allowed for equal education for all, minority and majority. Despite the promise to improve their livelihood, the African Americans were still at the mercy of the white folks, always facing oppression in a land they considered their own. Jobs, public transport, halls of residence, schools, hotels, and toilets were still described by color. White supremacy was far from over. The theme discussed in this paper is that of the challenges faced by African Americans as the calls for equality spread throughout the North and South. The paper is divided into seven sections, each discussed with inference to a handful of historical documents to give the paper validity. A conclusion is also included, to sum up the lessons learned from the history of this experience.
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Surname 2 Education Before the policy of affirmative action, special education was only for the white children who gained access to college and special schools. 1965 brought the implementation of the policy of positive discrimination where equal education could be given to all those groups of individuals considered minority in the history of the USA. The idea was not welcome everywhere as some states like Florida, Carolina and Michigan refused to implement the same. A significant drop in admissions of blacks and Hispanian students noted later that year. Highly selective universities and colleges promoted the policy, with the education system giving the smart African American children a chance to better their lives. In the long run, the plan would provide the African Americans with equal employment opportunities and education. Despite the
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