WK 4 D1- Respond to two classmates 100 words per respond

Guidance: Respond to two classmates, 100 words per response. Be sure to relate your discussion back to the course materials and move the conversation forward by asking a question, raising a new point, or elaborating more thoroughly upon a point already raised.

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Original post for reference

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review the following Required Resources:

Choose one of the following two options to address in this discussion. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Your post should make reference to the required materials with in-text citations. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource. For help with this, see the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) resource. You may use additional scholarly sources to support your points if you choose.


Classmate #1 Jenetha Pettiway

Option 1: The Cold War at Home

Women’s Movement, The Women’s Liberation Movement during the 1960s

The conditions that existed which created the need for this movement is women were overlooked for their experience and were not able to make decisions. Women were only allowed to work certain jobs and receive low pay rates. Women were also hindered of a fair education that would help them prosper in many areas. The movement accomplished many success for women. Women were able to apply for jobs that were considered for men with no discrimination. It increased equality for women as well as gained more enfranchisements. The 19th amendment gave them all rights and responsibilities that the men had. The women’s rights were divided in three waves, one being the right to vote and another about legal and social rights. They gained equal opportunity in politics, the work places and education. Women had a voice about marriages, birth control, and child rearing. The equal pay act that was passed in 1963 by congress gave women the opportunity to make as much as men considering they were performing the same job. Supreme court also banned companies from advertising segregated help wanted signs. The government had no choice but follow suit because discriminations was not allowed based on race, religion, or sex.

Today women can work in any field they prefer. We have rights today that are forced by more than just the constitution. The world today there are consequences of discrimination dealing with business that will have your business fined or shutdown. The ethics that businesses go by today people back then were not obligated to them.

Barnes, L. & Bowles, M. (2014). The American story: Perspectives and encounters from 1877 [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

Elinor B. (2020)Women’s rights movement
Encyclopædia Britannica, inc.
https://www.britannica.com/event/womens-movement Links to an external site.

Smith, L. M. (Producer, Director, & Writer). (2003). The house we live in
In L. Adelman (Executive producer) Race: The power of an illusion. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/

Classmate #2 Regina Carter

Option 1: Civil Rights Movement

After World War II, discrimination and racism heightened with African Americans with the increase of Jim Crow laws in the South, the inability to vote, the inability to take part in the GI Bill that were supposed to be for the veterans postwar, and the lack of adequate housing, lack of job opportunities and segregation. Civil Rights activists and other Freedom Movement groups had to protest and do sit-Ins just to fight for their equal rights as a people. These protests came with violence, arrests, and deaths which led to more hatred by white supremacists and more protests including Rosa Parks refusing to sit in the back of the bus, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom riders that expanded across the South with both White and African Americans riding through towns protesting against segregation, and the March on Washington for jobs. All of these actions that were taken by civil rights activists resulted in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlawed discrimination because of a person’s race, religion, sex, national origin, color when it comes to public accommodations, hiring at jobs, and federal funding programs (Barnes, & Bowles, 2014, Sec. 12.2) which resulted in integration. This was the greatest accomplish of all for the African American race although it came yet with a continued resistance of those of the South.

During the time of the Civil Rights Movement the Government really didn’t consider segregation an actual part of equal rights so often they did nothing about it but when the protests became more prevalent and other nations begin to show how the very country that was talking freedom and equal rights wasn’t applying it in their own country they tried to support the movement to keep the peace President Johnson pushed it into office to honor President Kennedy’s support of the bill before his passing. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was successful we still see racism today in housing, education, jobs, police brutality, and African Americans often being pushed aside to one side of town in ghettos and housing projects with poor neighborhoods, lack of medical care and poverty. While watching the video “The House We Live In”, they stated how race was not about a physical difference but is based upon Laws and practices that affect life’s chances and opportunities based on those differences in which is true and are the reason why the policies that are set in place by institutions and Government are what brought forth racial inequalities and will continue to reinforce them throughout the 21st century and beyond if African Americans don’t continue to fight for equal rights as they are with the Civil Rights Movement that is still in place today such as the NAACP.


Barnes, L. & Bowles, M. (2014). The American story: Perspectives and encounters from 1877. [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.eduLinks to an external site.

Smith, L.M. (Producer, Director, & Writer). (2003). The house we live in [Series episode]. In L. Adelman (Executive producer) Race: The power of an illusion. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=49736&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=Links to an external site.