Were the late eighties a particularly good and hopeful time for Black people in the USA?

What I mean is, were the late eighties particularly important for the equalisation of Black people and other people who were segregated against? Sort of like, in 1988 say, were there heaps of people who were like, 'yeah, let's make this work'. Do you get what I mean? Or was it just the same as the other years around then. Oh and not specifically 1988.

Asked By: orion - 2/15/2008
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I think I know what you mean. I don't think it was as cohesive or conscious a thing as your question suggests. I think it's more a matter of seeing 30 - 40 years of social change begin to have significant effect. That is, better options in education, housing, job options that really came in the 1950s -60s. And I... More
Answered By: fdm215 - 2/15/2008
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African Americans have suffered alot, throughout there history since there arrival as slave labour to America. Racially unequal to the superior white race. It has taken several centuries for the n***o race of peoples to make there way. George Washington had slaves. etc, etc... More
Answered By: Papawil - 2/15/2008
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