America is the place where we have the liberty to do and or be whatever we please, or do we? We live in one of the most diverse generations of our times. Where compared to back then, we are all equal. America is a place of the free. A place of equality. The land of the opportunity. False.
America is stereotypical.
America has become the land where people think stereotypes are okay. Where it's okay to judge someone based off their appearance because another person has same ethnicity, or religion, that may obtain the same ''typical'' characteristics. The most attacked races by stereotypes are Hispanics and African Americans. The most attacked religion are the Muslims. Todays society has a cruel sense of humor, but most people don't find a problem with it. The thing is, stereotypes were created with the intentions of just being jokes, but they have obviously been taken too far.
African Americans one of the most racist lists of stereotypes. The thought of a black person living in the hood with no job and a drug addiction is what first comes to mind for many people when asked, ''what's the typical black person?'' Black children are also attacked deeply, where as it's common for them to grow up without knowing who their father is. The website kickstarter.com launched a game with the purpose of bringing people together so they can see that stereotyping black people is wrong, but the game just makes it look more acceptable. The link below will lead you to an article explaining how and why to play the game. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/horridcohort/stereotyping-black-people-0
Birmingham Children's Crusade
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In the years of 1950s through mid 1960s, America was going through one of it's most segregated eras. Everything was separated; from restrooms to restaurants, to just drinking fountains on the street. African American Stereotypes state that black people can't do anything. That little black children grow up with no future, nor cause. The Birmingham Children's Crusade states otherwise. On May 2nd, of 1963; kids from all over Alabama walked out of their classes and marched over to Birmingham, Ab. It was meant to be a peaceful protest, but on the first day of this movement: hundreds of kids were arrested. There was so many of them that the county jail had to start bringing school buses. The children had been warned, that it may not be a pretty sight. That they might get hurt in the process. But they did not care, because they wanted to fight for what they deserved. Most of their families had already been involved in events for the civil rights movement, such as: other protests, church related talks, speeches, and such. The kids weren't allowed to take part in them for fear that they might get hurt. They too had had enough. The children's crusade, led by James Bevel, took place because they wanted to talk to Birmingham's mayor, to speak about how badly segregation has gotten in their city. However, the response they were looking for was not granted. Police cars started showing up, and eventually firetrucks with their powerful hoses.