"Ageism": The New Discrimination in Our Society

     This campaign's objective is to raise awareness of the many cases of age discrimination. It is also to reduce age discrimination by taking action against it.

     "Ageism" is a trend of discrimination that is often more subtle than other forms of discrimination but definitely evident in today's society. The young and old are both seen as dependent, irresponsible, or incapable of doing real work and are often the ones who are rejected from employment opportunites. Today's society tends to rely on stereotypes and put down the youth or the elderly seriously. 


Children Civil Rights

 

 

     Before the 1800’s, many children worked on their parents’ farms. As factories developed, working children mined for coal, worked in mills and sold newspaper on the street. Factory owners liked hiring children because it was cheaper than hiring adults. Not all children worked, but those who did were paid less than adults. These children had dangerous jobs. Many worked 60 hours over six days a week. When children were injured, factory owners simply replaced them. Child laborers fought for their rights. They wrote the President and shamed the government into passing laws protecting children. But these laws were hard to enforce. The civil movement lasted 1870s-1938. Hoover, Roosevelt, Mother Jones and Luis Hines were some of the participants.


The Children's Right's Movement

The Children’s Right’s Movement

 

       The children’s rights movement is about children being forced to work, also working at illegal ages. This act began in about the mid 1800’s. There were lots of participants in making the laws of child labor against the law; Mother Jones, Jacob Riis, journalist, Lewis Hine, a photographer.

 


African Americans Have Come A Long Way


            African Americans were mistreated and discriminated against in the 1960’s. Blacks were deprived of many rights and had no say in the government. Some people who worked very hard to make a change in these conditions were Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, JFK, Thurgood Marshall, Shirley Chisholm and many, many more. The cause of this movement was to help African Americans gain a voice and genuine respect in the American society. Examples of this movement’s success are integrated schools, public facilities, and even buses. 


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