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The African-American Experience
An academic discussion of the African-American experience of discrimination and inequality in United States history.
# 137003 | 1,250 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper begins with the story of America's introduction to and perpetuation of slavery, and continues with the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, the institution of "separate but equal" Jim Crow laws, the Civil Rights Movement, and the age of affirmative action and crack cocaine. Finally the paper analyzes the effect history will have on the future of blacks in American society.

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"Instances of discrimination and prejudice are intertwined profoundly throughout the comparatively short history of the United States. Particularly, the African-American experience in the United States tells an intense and lasting story of discrimination throughout the country's history. The history has been complicated to say the least; the slave trade began in the 17th century, the civil war ended slavery in the 19th century, and Jim Crow laws perpetuated racial discrimination for more than half of the 20th century - all of which has led to the social climate in which African-Americans exist today. This paper will address the history..."

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