American Culture

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American Culture
1) Summary of ”up from separatism”:
Black and white people have separated more and more through the centuries. The article “Up from separatism” from The Economist (1995) is about the growing separatism and its evolution through the time. Both blacks and whites have searched gradually to themselves both in campuses/educations and in cities/states. The cause of this segregation is unknown because the percentage change of the segregation has varied so much through the years. The black people are though more likely to give up on the racism across the races, but there are still many other races who want to separate. The cities are not divided equally in the races just as the universities and marriages. According to the marriages, the surveys show that there are four times as many “mixed” marriages today as there were in 1970, and that shows how fast the abandonment of the separatism has gone. And now the black and white people are neighbors, colleagues, teammates – and even partners.

2) Outline of the conditions of the black and white Americans
The three texts have three various attitudes; the speech of Martin Luther King, “I have a dream” is based on the defiance of the declaration of independence. It is meant to make the people in The States willing to connect to each other – black as well as white Americans. The to other texts are articles and they are written about 30 years after the speech of Martin Luther King. The attitude in these articles is based on facts, and they illustrate the difference between the conditions of blacks and whites in America in the 1990’s. They have no rights to do anything – move into the cities or educate well. But through the years their rights have increased, and later they are allowed to be married with white men, work and educate among whites, be together with other races etc. This could be the following result…...

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