Race and Community

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TaQuisha Roland
April 23, 2011

This Autobiographicl I will talk about the beginning of slavery and where it has leaded us to today. In this research paper I will write in a first- person account on how human interactions in your community have been radicalized. For my community, I will consider relations within the neighborhood, local government, service groups, clubs, schools, workplace, or any environment of which I am a part of. According to Richard T. Schaefer, Racial and Ethnic Groups (2006), The African Americans presence in the United States began almost simultaneously with permanent White settlement. Unlike most Europeans, however, the African people were brought involuntarily and in bondage. The end of slavery heralded new political rights during reconstruction, but this was short-lived era of dignity. Despite advocacy of nonviolence by leads such as the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights civil rights movement met violent resistance throughout the South. In the mid-1960s, the nation’s attention was diverted to urban violence in the North and the West. Blacks responded to their relative deprivation and rising expectations by advocating Black Power, which in turn met with White resistance. While African Americans have made significant gains, the gap between Blacks and Whites remains remarkably unchanged in the last half century. Religion was and continues to be a major force in the African American community. (Richard T. Schaefer., 2006). The A&E Television Networks (1996-2011) website states, “Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco. Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and African-American slaves helped…...

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