Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Race in America

Race in America During the Civil Rights Movement

        Hello and welcome back to my blog! This blog's topic is once again on race in America. Obviously, race has been a major factor in the US for many years. There has been slavery, and even after that was over, there as still plenty of equality. The Civil Rights movement was an attempt to give equality to African  Americans in America. No matter how hard the road was to equality, many black men and women were determined to accomplish it. Many different actions were taken, some examples are bus boycotts and the March on Washington. Many historical figures took part in this movement like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Article http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement  the Civil Rights Movement is explained in depth. The arrticle talks about a lot of events that some people may not  know of. It  also talks about what actions blacks were taking and in turn what actions whit people were taking against the movement. It is also explained that the Civil Rights Movement did have a positive outcome, not just an attempt. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an enormous jump for  equality. The United States outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. I like this article because it gives you a viewpoint that a lot of articles fail to give. The article gives good insight on The Civil Rights Movement and race in America. 

Thank you for your time I appreciate your attention, 
Grant Misch

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Race During the Civil War

Hello, this blogs topic is about race in America, like always. This one is special though, this time period was the civil war. This was a huge point in time for race in America. One of the biggest reasons for the war was slavery. The divided between whites and African Americans was never more prominent than this time. African Americans during this time period got three very important Amendments added to the Constitution. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. They freed slaves, gave African Americans citizenship, and gave them the right to vote. In the article, http://www.historytoday.com/susan-mary-grant/pride-and-prejudice-american-civil-war  Susan Mary-Grant talks about black soldiers during the war. She describes how both races of troops felt. The war was described as "the white man's war". Black troops did not want to fight in this war, but some had to. Others fought for their freedom. Southern fighters had to worry about Union soldiers fighting them and slaves trying to escape to the north from the south. After the civil war African Americans got many more rights, as described by the new amendments. This made the country as a whole become one. Thank you for reading my blog!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Race in America in 2016

 I am a high school  student and i attend Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, VA. This blog is part of Loudoun County's One to the World initiative. We were giving 6 themes to choose from for our blogs. The theme that i chose is race. I chose race for a few reasons, one is because it has been a large part of american history. We had African American slaves and even after we ended slavery there was  still segregation present. Another reason is because racism is still present in america today. There are people out there that dislike people just because of their race or religion. Now a days there are a lot of stereotypes for many different types of people, which I think starts with a little bit of racism. This is an interesting topic for me because majority of my friends are of a different race. Around here we don't typically see much racism because it is such a diverse area, but in many other places i know racism is present today. Below is a link to an article that talks about why black lives matter. BLM is a large movement in America today because of all the African American people being killed by police officers in America.


In this article he talks about Donald Trump. There is one big discussion about who we want the next president to be "A racist or a criminal?" There is much talk about Trump and wondering what his true thoughts on African American people are. Winship states that black lives matter now and is such a big topic because of how little they have mattered in the past. I agree with Winship that the reason black lives matter is because that they have mattered so little before with slavery and discrimination. even though him and I are both white we both understand the concept of black lives matter.