Southern strategy

  In American politics, The Southern Strategy is an important strategy for The Republican Party and its candidates to win presidential elections to gain political support in the South. The main idea of The Southern Strategy is the racism against African Americans harbored by many southern white voters. Further Reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-southern-strategy.htm

“They’re Stealing Our Jobs”

One of the classic lines against immigration–besides quips about drug smuggling–is that immigrants are taking jobs that “rightfully belong” to American workers.  Mexican workers have faced the brunt of the backlash, beginning in the 1940s during World War II, when the Bracero Program was introduced (Kwong 301).  More conservative Americans believe that undocumented immigrants who…

The Central Park Five – Criminal Injustice System

Image source: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/about/overview/ America carries the ideal view of being the “dream country” and melting pot where opportunities and liberal rights are offered equally to all people. However, this is most definitely contradicted by the criminal justice system. People around the world hope to come to the United States with the hopes of achieving the “American…

American Ghetto

  GHETTO AMERICA. Digital image. GHETTO AMERICA. N.p., 14 June 2009. Web. 19 Mar. 2017.   The origin of this word was in Venice and it was used to describe areas of a city were Jews not allowed and segregated. A definition of the word ghetto in the United States is a community that is…

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Photo courtesy of 401(K) 2012. Established in 1934 through the National Housing Act the FHA’s primary purpose is to ensure banks that mortgages made to private citizens will be paid in part should the loan be defaulted on. In theory the FHA was meant to expand the housing market by improving the bank’s confidence that…

Civil Rights Movement

  The Civil Right Movement was the social movement to fight the hate and racial segregation against the African Americans during 1954-1968 in the United States. The segregation was in most part in the south of the country which for many years African Americans were used as the slaves of white families. Even though the…

Restrictive Covenants

Photo credit: http://nowandthen.ashp.cuny.edu/2010/02/segregation-in-deed/   Restrictive Covenants were legally binding parts of suburban house deeds that restricted any people of color from legally buying a home. It restricted white home owners from selling their home to anyone that was of a different race. Homeowners risk having their property turned over to the bank if they do not…

Black Lives Matters Movement

Attribution: Victoria Pickering – Black Lives Matter Rally Chinatown, D.C. December 2015 The Black Lives Matters movement started in 2012 after George Zimmerman neighborhood watchman got acquitted for shooting and killing innocent Trayvon Martin. Though this wasn’t the first black shooting in American history is created an uproar – so much so that people all…

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