I am an African American and my ancestry derives from the Geechee Tribe. This tribe is from West Africa. My ancestors were brought to America as slaves with the Atlantic slave trade. The other Afrikaners immigrated to America.
Yes, my group did face prejudice and racism. I say this because of the language my people spoke and their facial features. Other black people did not want to be associated with them because they were considered a poor tribe with lazy speech. Not only did my people face these problems from whites, but also from other blacks from different tribes.
The African Americans did participate in the dual labor market. Not many African Americans had access to education and if they did get an education they would not be able to learn as much due to somethings not being taught to them. If they were given a job it was a job with very low pay. Some African American communities have more of environmental justice issues. I believe this to be true in any poor community but more so with an African American community. Since affirmative action, things have been better for African Americans.
Sometimes it can be good and bad.Some schools and jobs will have to accept African Americans to meet their quota. Some think that this is not the case. This is true and I am living proof that it is. I once applied for a job with a company that did not have any African Americans working there. I had put in an application for six months straight. They were hiring because I would call and ask. I also asked how many African Americans they had working there.
I met all the requirements of the job and some. I called the EEOC and a couple of days later they offered me a osition. This is still a great opportunity for African Americans to advance as a race.
The redlining effect still happens. Some financial institutions have made it very hard for some people to get loans and mortgage approvals based on their neighborhood. I could see double jeopardy being a problem before the civil rights , but now I can not see it being a problem only confusing to understand. Institutional discrimination can come from both sides.
You have the officers and other prisoners. You have the doctors and other patients.Some of the professionals are able to leave their beliefs outside the door, but not all. The prisoners do not care either way.
Whatever beliefs they had on the outside they take with them to prison. Some stick with their own kind in order to survive in prison. Some of the patients in hospitals are too sick to even care.
The ones that are coherent are the ones who stick with their beliefs if they are prejudice. Some might even request a doctor of their nationality or to be roomed with their kind or by themselves. I have not heard of reverse discrimination being a problem for AfricanAmericans. The “glass ceiling” term happens to every race.
America is ran by white corporate males. There are less females in power positions than males. It does not have many with disabilities running it either. I identify with this ethnic group. I identify more with African Americans than with The Geechee Tribe in West Africa.
I only know what I have been told of my tribe from my family members. I am living the African American life. REFERENCES Answers.
com. Website Jackson, E. , Oral Interview. January 24, 2010.