CONSTANT EVOLUTIONIntroductionSince the beginning of the nation America has always been known as themelting pot of the world. We open our arms and embrace diversity as well asimmigration. Throughout time however there has been one race that has been madeto feel that they do not belong at times or that they re not entitled to thesame freedoms as others. The African Americans have had a rough time in the US.
They were brought here forcibly as slaves and even after gaining their freedomspent years in the shadows of their white peers due to the oppressive natureand attitude of the white population. In recent years that has begun to changeand as African Americans continue to take their rightful and equal places inAmerican society we find that the constant evolution of the culture has allowedand encouraged them to develop religious and philosophical freedoms that theyhad not been able to enjoy before. THE GIVEN AND FOUGHT FOR FREEDOMSThe American Diaspora has affected the African Americans in many ways. We are a people of freedom and always have been, however, the African Americanhas not always had the same privileges. The Diaspora has allowed the AfricanAmerican through a process of evolvement to re-ignite and remember many of itsthe cultural division that had fallen by the wayside in years past. Completefreedom is something we all strive for, but it is something the AfricanAmerican has had to fight for every step of the way in America.Order now
Today AfricanAmericans have the same freedoms that the whiles have and they are rightfullycoming out of the shadows and speaking their mind religiously, philosophicallyand economically. RELIGIOUS FREEDOMThe African American based churches in this country have always beeninvolved in music and joy. The freedom to express their religious views as wellas celebrate the holidays has been coming since the freedom movement began andtoday the ability to celebrate, dress and worship the way of the homeland hasbeen accepted and embraced. PHILOSOPHICAL FREEDOMPhilosophy is really little more than freedom of speech. It is aprivilege we have enjoyed in this nation for a long time.
The African Americanshave been able to form their own philosophy for many years but only in recentdecades such as the emergence of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Thephilosophical ability to speak completely freely is one freedom that AfricanAmericans have in this nation(Malcolm X, 1999). Complete freedom of course also involves economic abilities. The AfricanAmerican buying power in this country has steadily increased since theabolishment of slavery.
Complete freedom in this nation involves not only theability to speak freely, to develop religious and philosophical views but alsoto be able to earn and contribute economically to the nation(Malcolm X, 1999). All of these things are being worked on and becoming more of a realitywith each passing year and once they have reached completely equal status withwhite bread America then the African Americans will have the deserved completefreedom. WORKSCITEDMalcolm,X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
(African American Images 1989)King, Martin Luther. A Call to Conscience : The Landmark Speechesof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. UNABRIDGED. Time Warner 1999)