Thursday, September 17, 2015

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

      Slavery. The tragic, terrible, and abusive cause that brought African-Americans, or Blacks, to the United States of America. But, they've worked hard, moved to the North, and created opportunities for the future and now we have a black president. Whites have lived in America way longer than Blacks, and although it seems that Whites have dominated every aspect of American culture, a legit argument can be made on which race is over the other. My opinion is that neither race can top one another if you break down many aspects. Pros and cons can be revealed about Whites and Blacks living with each other in America. These two races are way more different most eyes can see. Whites and Blacks each have the opportunity to learn each others' culture and blend together to make one. Some of America's most iconic and major speeches have been focused around the point of bringing Whites and Blacks together as one, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech on the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. However, many and major cons and backlash have been brought to the light, especially in recent years. The public eye makes it seem that Whites and Blacks have always have and always will hate each other, which can be true; some of the most violent crimes within the past 5 years across America receiving popularity have between Whites killing Blacks, or vice versa. With cases such as Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Walter Scott, or even the black church in Charleston, outrage between the races will never die. But, both races have its example of stubbornness, and the races can never let differences go and come together until the stubbornness fades out.

1 comment:

  1. I agree about the stubbornness part. Someone disagreed with my blog when I mentioned stubbornness because they were referring to the history with the Puritans and the Native Americans. But I can very much agree with you on the stubbornness, because the merging of groups still happens today, and it's not always the same as it was in history.