Many white Progressives did not care about reforming: A. Child labor. B. Segregation. C. Working conditions.
Many white Progressives did not care about reforming:
A. Child labor.
C. Working conditions.
D. Government corruption.
Many white progressives did not care about reforming: Segregation.
The correct answer is B. Segregation.
Segregation is the separation of different types of people. Many white progressives did not care about reforming segregation, because they believed that the separate facilities were "separate but equal." They did not want to fight for any type of racial equality. Segregation is a system of racial discrimination. It was based on the idea that there were just two ways to be categorized: "white" and "not white." This meant that individuals were discriminated against or excluded because of their skin color or other physical characteristics. They didn't have an opportunity for better jobs, healthcare, housing, schooling opportunities and more.
In order to create equality in America, segregation needed to end - no matter which race was being segregated from the rest. In many cases people also prevailed over others using fear tactics by saying they could spread disease to white Americans since they had lighter skin - this type of prejudice spreads quickly through communities by word-of-mouth.
Segregation continues to this day. Many minorities are now segregated into communities where everyone is the same skin color as them. There are white supremacists now who want segregation - they want to live separately from others based on their race. While there are not too many white supremacists in America, the number of white supremacist groups have increased over the last two years. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are currently 917 hate groups in the USA, up from 784 in 2014.
Segregation should never have happened because everyone deserves equal opportunities and rights. The crime of segregation should not be allowed to happen again. White supremacists trying to create a divide between people based on race is wrong - it's time to move forward instead of backwards.
- Consequences of Segregation for Children's Opportunity
- Segregated America - Separate Is Not Equal
- A Century of Racial Segregation 1849–1950 - Brown v. Board at Fifty: "With an Even Hand" | Exhibitions - Library of Congress
- Social Welfare History Project Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation