1. Identify a group in American society that has been, at any time since 1633, treated with less than an equal right to opportunity. This group might identify by race, religion, gender, ethnicity, cultural or historical background, handicap, sexual preference, geographic location, education, job, immigration status, and so on. However, over time, this group has overcome many of the obstacles that have restricted their rights. Use research to find an example of this group’s success. A Case Study in Equality of Opportunity


Over the past half-century, African American communities have seen greater socioeconomic progress than Native American communities. African Americans gained long-denied political rights, entered previously inaccessible professions, and overcame centuries of overt oppression and racism. African-American activists, social commentators and scholars have made significant strides in raising awareness of the importance of racial diversity and shaping the national conversation to combat racial inequality. These efforts borne fruit, and a proliferation of black writers, artists, musicians, scholars, athletes, and poets eventually shattered the glass ceiling in their respective fields.

1. Identify a group in American society that has been, at any time since 1633, treated with less than an equal right to opportunity. This group might identify by race, religion, gender, ethnicity, cultural or historical background, handicap, sexual preference, geographic location, education, job, immigration status, and so on. However, over time, this group has overcome many of the obstacles that have restricted their rights. Use research to find an example of this group’s success. A Case Study in Equality of Opportunity


Over the past half-century, African American communities have seen greater socioeconomic progress than Native American communities. African Americans gained long-denied political rights, entered previously inaccessible professions, and overcame centuries of overt oppression and racism. African-American activists, social commentators and scholars have made significant strides in raising awareness of the importance of racial diversity and shaping the national conversation to combat racial inequality. These efforts borne fruit, and a proliferation of black writers, artists, musicians, scholars, athletes, and poets eventually shattered the glass ceiling in their respective fields.

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