Class discrimination is alive and well. Many individuals believe discrimination is only racial or sexual in nature. This is not the case! It can and does include both in some cases. (These are the most exposed by the media in present day). The peoples from African Nations have likely suffered the most. Be that as it may, Jewish, Caucasian, Irish, Italians, Polish, German, Mexican, etc…have also suffered to some degree at present and in the past.
The second assemblage to have suffered tremendously would aptly be women. Being smaller in stature and not allowed to be educated historically, they surely felt the “Iron Fist” of discrimination. They were clutched in menial labor. It’s a “long row to hoe” to dig out of this underserved discriminatiion. As a consequence, a “Black Female” during times gone past was a dire position indeed. All the same, they have one thing in common: poverty.
The Civil War was fought over many issues. Although slavery was a prominent issue, it was a Union issue at first. The issues were State rights verses National rights. The south wanted to be able to decide whether they should remain a slave state, and the federal government felt it should dictate certain policies. Contemplatively, southerners wanted to remain the “Confederacy” and the northerners fought to unionize America into the United States. . The Emancipation Declaration was introduced and proclaimed slaves in all Confederate states free. Slavery became the primary issue. Southerners believed that if “Blacks” were given the same rights whites held, the situation would be reversed. They weren’t about to let this belief happen. They were going to “ride that gravy train till the biscuit wheels fall off”. That’s exactly what happened. It was about money for them. Northerners were appalled at the atrocious crimes being committed. They knew they were making history. They realized they would be judged by their childrens’ children. More American men died in the Civil War (623,000) than any war in history. Nutrition and disease played a major role. During the war, the south had no coffee. They actually made of drink from the root of chicory and bark, a bitter drink indeed. (See my article on Nutrition and it’s Physiology)
Being “black” or “female” is not exclusive to discrimination. Of the aproximately 91,000 homeless in L.A., California, many are colorless handicapped.
In summation, discrimination is alive and well even today. Society doesn’t want to see this view of discrimination. When voters discuss programs for the poor, they only think of themselves and their money, not the issue. If money were not an issue, surely they would contemplate programs for the poor differently.
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