There were horrific beatings of minorities in past decades of the United States. Americans were blind to the harm they were causing to others, and if not blind, then they were cruel and careless. What people thought was okay, would actually be abuse and murder nowadays. The actions that were taken before to harass other minorities were unbelievably terrifying. People were gassed, whipped, hosed, shot, and lynched. They were beaten for simple things and they were trapped by all government laws. No one was equal to anyone, even though whites would claim to have equality to anyone.
A powerful example would be the story of Emmett Till. A 14-year-old boy from Chicago was murdered in Mississippi while visiting his uncle. Emmett supposedly whistled at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant and the price he paid for that was her husband Roy Bryant and his friend, J.W. Milam would kidnap him, beat him and shoot him. Till’s body was found in the Tallahatchie River and once his mother found out, her life came crashing down. By the time the men were done with him, Emmett was only recognized by his father’s ring that he was wearing. Emmett Till’s Murder was eye opening for the nation and whether whites wanted to admit it or not, it changed their lives as well, they just did not want the other whites to see the mercy they had for Emmett and his family.
Over the past few decades, things have finally started changing. The United States has changed for the most part, but we do still have those people who will never change their mind. The people who will never forgive nor forget. The people who have lived it and the others who were just told about it from generation to generation. People will be their stubborn selves and will not accept the change. What the rest of the citizens of the country should do is continue to unravel their true selves and go along with life accepting one another, just as most of the world would accept you.