Racial Discrimination

Has enough been done to stop discrimination in the United States?Through the late 1950's and early 60's there was much discrimination from the whites to other races.White people were the ones to carry discrimination too far during the 1950's and 60's.Many people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and many other civil rights leaders have contributed much to society, during their time to help control discrimination.In the past ten years there has been a great transformation of cultures and attitudes in the United States due to Civil Rights legislation.
Plessey vs. Ferguson was a famous court case that argued about a man's race."On June 7th, 1982, a 30 year old, black shoemaker was sitting in the'white' car of the East Louisiana Railroad."This had started with a worker who asked Plessey to give up his seat and go to the "colored" car.Plessey has refused because he was very wealthy and was only 1/8 black; he was still considered black under Louisiana's laws.John Howard Ferguson, who created the separate car act, was the lawyer who had found Plessey guilty of refusing to leave the "white car."This case was good because it showed the true identity of discrimination in the United States and in society, but all this was still ignored.
The Scottsboro 9 was also a significant case which was neglected from view because of the whites' low thought of it.This case was inspired by the writings in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee.In the novel a black man, Tom Robinson was accused of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell.Though the court was not aware of the fact that they were prostitutes."The United State's Supreme Court had reserved convictions twice on procedural grounds that the youth's right to counsel had been fringed and that no blacks had served on the grand trial jury."But the me…


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