Running head: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME? 1HowFar Have We Come?InstitutionalAffiliation HowFar Have We Come?
Thereadings that we have covered from week one indicates that Americahas undergone great transformations in almost all its sectors.Currently in America, everyone has a right and equal opportunitiesfor the available resources in the country. After the passing ofCivil Rights Act under the tenure of John F. Kennedy, the rate of theracial divide has reduced. The evidence can be depicted from the factthat African Americans have one-half probability of completing highschool level education that is the same chance as that which thewhite Americans have (Barnes, & Bowles, 2014). There have beenmany changes in the American political platform such that themajority of African Americans now have high chances of being electedas politicians due to the high voter turnout that surpasses that ofthe white. This is not in the earlier cases where the blacks wereexcluded from participating in politics. The whites considered theblacks as threats to them to due to their high competition on thecountries resources. Equality has been achieved such that everycitizen whether an immigrant, native, black or white are entitled tothe same resources of the country. Equality in politics can be seenfrom the fact that the current president of America Barrack Obama isAfrica-American, and, therefore, there is equal opportunity in thefield of politics.
The area that requires improvement is the area of racialdiscrimination. People still practice racial discrimination in theUS. There are many cases that have been reported in the country thecases of which involve racial discrimination. Some instances theblacks are killed without clear reasons by the whites due to thehatred that exist between individuals of different colors. Thismatter requires more efforts to end it since it is still in largelevels (Verba, & Orren, 1985). The conclusion that I have drawnfrom the readings for the final research project is that all that allimmigrants in the US have equal opportunities same as the nativewhite Americans. The evidence to support comes from the fact thatimmigrants are allowed in the US in a controlled amount to live thereand search for job opportunities that are not available in theircountries (Klinkner, & Smith, 2002). This shows that the countryis doing a lot to reduce problems that face immigrants and mostlyAfrica Americans. The thesis that Intend to use in the project is"progressive revolution in racism and advocating for equalityfor all individuals in America." The evidence for this can bederived from the above arguments.
Barnes,L. & Bowles, M. (2014). The American story: Perspectives andencounters from 1877. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Klinkner,P. A., & Smith, R. M. (2002). Theunsteady march: The rise and decline of racial equality in America.University of Chicago Press.
Verba,S., & Orren, G. R. (1985). Equalityin America: The view from the top.Harvard University Press.