Terrorism and Race in the United States
Terrorism and Race in the United StatesBrown and Thoreau … 71
Claire Safran … 85
F or all of the strides the United States has made in providing equal rights for all of its citizens over the course of its history, race continues to be an enduring issue. Mutual mistrust, segregation (separation of races or classes by legal means), and misunderstanding plague relations between black and white.
When the United States was in its earliest years, slavery divided the nation on intellectual, moral, and cultural lines. The issue would not be decided until a bloody war was fought between countrymen. However, victory in war seldom changes the hearts and minds of many. Well into the twentieth century, organizations like the Ku Klux Klan terrorized many African American citizens in the American South.