Friday, June 9, 2017
The Twentieth Century Blog
The year of 1964 was the year when the Civil Rights Act was passed, John F. Kennedy believed that African Americans have the same advantages like White people do. Over five years later on Martin L. King Day, discrimination had ended more successfully then economic, educational or social equality. The Civil Rights Act did help African Americans with legal equality but in economically wise it unfortunately did not. Black people made huge strides in high school education, but tend to have less in college graduates rates. Their income has risen and with that poverty rates has decreased, along with high unemployment rates. It became certain that African Americans have a disadvantage economically. But, over the years the black middle class has increased, helped by then government employment, millions of African Americans found jobs at federal, state and local level. Black poverty rates have also dropped by a massive amount, with it before being more than 40% in the 1960's to about 27% today. The impact of the Civil Rights Act had succeeded of having to enable African Americans to have legal equality and gave them an opportunity to have rights.