The Black Race has been ridiculed and discriminated against, in the past, for many generations. Common noticed civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman gave their life’s goal to fight those actions. Dr. King once preached a sermon against discrimination around the world. Little did people know he was speaking not only of discrimination of the races against African Americans, but about the discrimination inside of the race. In the years of those civil activists, the discrimination was more of light skinned persons to dark skins. Today the latest discrimination seems to be more cultural and between the continental boundaries.
Common belief says the mother land of Africa can relate to the trend of discrimination and hate among ourselves. In the latter days of Africa, slave trade to the Americas was a few of the best ways for goods to be passed on. The trade processors would choose only the biggest and the strongest Africans to trade for food and weapons. This brought about several different feelings about African pride. Tribe Chiefs were, in a way, forced to plot against their tribes and to choose who and what needed to be traded,
In America, however, the former rulers of this land would judge Blacks by their skin color and the like. Skin color became more of a way to determine who was better than the other. The light skinned people were house slaves and the dark field slaves. Then a black family would grow up expecting the lightest of the siblings to make it further in life. By tone of skin discrimination was born.
It is the year 2013 and still to this day discrimination inside the race exists. Discrimination is more directed towards the places in which a person lives and how they look act and live their daily life. Bowie State has two buildings named after those civil rights activists and in such ways, built the expectation that we should not discriminate due to the color of one’s skin or by the places one comes from. One of Bowie State’s core values is diversity so why discriminate and treat anyone different for that diversity. We all make up Bowie State University so let’s be Bowie State together.