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Fgfg Essay

2186 words - 9 pages

Phillip Mose
AFS 102
Rahwa Meharena

African American woman as you all know have it the worst in this country that we live in. The United States of America has downgraded blacks in general from when the first African slaves were force into the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 to social inequality today. At the same rate, so did females, blacks harsher than whites. Females faced sexism everywhere they went. Females were portrayed to be just housewives sitting at home watching the kids and cooking dinner. As it’s bluntly known, due to the fact that black women had to fight for both racism and sexism, black woman in America have it worse. For a long time America had ...view middle of the document...

It’s been a rough process but today it’s a new and improved world, almost. Today, despite all the racism and sexism this world has to offer, many strong black females have been able to earn a right as a CEO.
There is no way the world could have been alive today if our fine woman of the past didn’t fight for their rights. Females in general have always been downgraded for everything. In the past it was more of a man’s world, the females would grow up in the house and were always required to be a housewife. It was the way the “American Life” was supposed to be lived. Before World War two men had all the jobs in hand while the females stayed at home. That all changed when the men went off to war. Women had overtaken the men’s jobs while they had been away at war. “In 1957, 70% of working women held clerical positions, assembly lines or service jobs. 12 % held a profession and 6% held management positions. Those that held professional jobs worked as nurses and teachers. They found themselves taking care of the house and of their children.” (Stoneham 2008). This was the beginning of the path that woman could join the work force. Woman in the 1950’s were categorized as housewives that it got to a point that, “Female students were encouraged to take special courses that got them ready for home life such as interior decoration and family finance.” (Stoneham 2008). It became the time where woman finally stood up for themselves. It’s a big deal in the past for a woman to take a role in the work force and to be a mother. “Some people became worried that because the women weren’t at home all the time, they thought that children might be being deprived of a parent. Social commentators said that because of this, women were in fact endangering the family by not being there for their children and husbands.” (Stoneham 2008).
It was a different story for black females in the 1950’s. They didn’t fight for the right to work in the work force, in fact they never even had a chance to fight in the first place. The fight that black females went through consisted of segregation, sexism, racism, and a right to be in America. It goes back to say that black females have it worse in America. How can a woman who has so much against them still live life each and every day? For blacks in general it’s not very easy to live. It’s gotten so hectic that,
“A statement from Janet Harris, a civil rights worker for the National Association for
the Advancement of Colour People issued this: "A negro in the deep south who tried to register might lose his job or his credit. He might be beaten, have his house set on fire or be killed. 'I don't want my job cut off', one man explained. Another man was more blunt 'I don't want my throat cut' he said."”(Disadvantages of Black 2014).
Both white and black females had fights of their own, but one fight that both wanted to succeed was that of equality between females and males. Black females couldn’t just focus on woman’s rights like...

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