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The 2000 Presidential election has brought much attention to itself While a slew of lawyers try to cheat their respective political figurehead into the White House the topics discussed during the debates have been put aside Affirmative action and education touch upon a delicate subject which hinders the fundamental progress of our nation Racism is nothing new to this country In fact much of the early development in America is the result of slavery In this paper I will attempt to use the African American people as an example of how the deep roots of racism like anything else has evolved over time and has all but escaped America Everyone is aware of the problems slavery has caused in the United States It caused the nation to divide as was the case in the Civil War The wars conclusion granted the slaves freedom Emancipation didnt necessarily end racism or better the African Americans situation Now they had to fend for themselves with no economic support education or rights As a whole the development of the African American community had been suppressed and left a few steps behind The Great Depression seemed to even out the economic side of things making hardship more uniform for all This led to the emergence of government assistance programs Mullings 1986 41 The economic crisis that affected the United States during the Great Depression became the stage for the creation of many social programs geared towards providing economic relief to American families The New Deal relief programs emerged in the 1930s Racial discrimination insured that in many communities black families received smaller grants than white families They were also excluded from many of the employment programs Bremner 1992 11 Welfare at first seemed to be the opportunity to achieve financial security not dependence After World War II the economy improved and the majority of middle and upper class white America moved to the suburbs Meanwhile the African American
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