Is Separate but Equal Fare

January 12, 2013
By Ala Elfahal SILVER, Matthews, North Carolina
Ala Elfahal SILVER, Matthews, North Carolina
5 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Are you African American? If you say yes then how would you feel walking to school meanwhile white kids ride the bus? Do you feel injustice and unfairness the air? This question has been asked more than once is separate but equal fair? I say no it is not even a bit. That’s how things went on in Mississippi during the 1930-1933.African Americans were not treated equally Therefore the law separate but equal is not true. The reason that I say that is not true is because African American people have to go to school in church while white kids have their own school. Secondly African Americans cannot vote in elections. Third and most important of all African Americans are spent less money on.

For my first reason African American people and white people go to different schools. African American people pay taxes just like whites and more of the tax money goes towards whites then African Americans. White children get to ride the bus on the other hand African American people have to walk to school which some leave the house at sunrise and return not until sunset. Things are overpriced for African Americans so that they will stay in debt to the whites. Some African Americans are sharecroppers that means they live, work and eat in someone else’s land. Sharecroppers only get a small portion of the production in other words African Americans are in dept to the land owner’s which are seventy-five out of a hundred are white.

For my second reason African Americans do not have the right to vote. The right to vote has been denied for many African Americans just because of their race. African Americans have to pay taxes but yet are not allowed to vote. African Americans were not hired to many jobs and were refused. African Americans were not allowed to own a home and have to rent. African Americans are not allowed to go to the same places or seat in same places. White people are able to access many public buildings and are able to ride in front of the city bus.

Above all for my last and most important reason African Americans are spent less money on. African Americans get used textbooks and books and are supposed to see it as a privilege. Most African American school start late in the school year and end early because they have to help pick the crops and plant. There are fewer students as you go up towards middle school, high school and very few graduates. African Americans do not have a school or bus because of expense.

All things considered that separate but equal are not true. Having to walk to school, not being able to vote and not being spent on same amount of money proves that separate but equal is false. At this point you should agree with me and be against it. I believe people of all race should get along and be friends. You should not judge a person by what’s on the outside or their skin color but what’s in the inside.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jan. 20 2015 at 12:11 pm
Change "Fare" to "Fair" in the title.

on Oct. 14 2014 at 6:33 pm
Ala Elfahal SILVER, Matthews, North Carolina
5 articles 1 photo 8 comments
Thank you dima,dima and kudo

Dima said...
on Feb. 3 2013 at 12:17 pm
3 times now

Dima said...
on Jan. 29 2013 at 7:55 pm
wasint this article the top one for 2 times in less then a week good job

kudo said...
on Jan. 28 2013 at 5:12 pm
A argunative essay but why is no one writing comments but its a great essay  


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