Wise "Between Barack and a Hard Place" Reflection
Everything Wise had to say was very interesting and really made me think things over. I agree that people over reacted when Obama got elected because lots of people thought this was the end to racism but that is not true at all. Racism is still here, even saying that Obama becoming president was a triumph for his race was a racist comment. No white president had a triumph for their race when they became president. We are used to a white president, some people say, but honestly what is the difference besides their skin color. Either way they are going to be president and rule based on what they believe the country needs not based on anything having to do with their race. I have heard someone say that now that Obama is president our country is in worse shape but not because of his race but due to the fact that he is not following through on some of his promises.
Brown v. Board of Education website
"Brown did not constitute a perfect solution to the problem of unequal opportunity, but it did help end legal segregation in the United States. It also demonstrated the resilience of our democratic institutions. Americans’ pursuit of racial justice is a complex story that reveals the weaknesses of the human character, while at the same time affording hope in the triumph of the human spirit."
I completely agree with this quote because it says how it is illegal now to segregate but people thought that this was an automatic solution to racism. It has been a long road and will continue to be a long road till racism disappears. The only way for racism to be gone is for everyone to be a part of the solution because in a way everyone is a part of the problem.
I feel like this is a bit scatter brained but I think i got my point across at the end...