Maya Angelou<br />Her views<br /> on <br />Racism and Sexism <br />
Maya Angelou<br />Known for her beauty with words, has also worked most of her life to resolve the issues of racism and sexism in the United States and other countries.<br />
Racism and Sexism Defined<br />Racism-the assumption that characteristics and abilities of an individual are determined by race and that one race is biologically superior to another. <br />Sexism-attitudes and institutions, often unconscious, that judge human worth on the grounds of gender or sex roles.<br />
Slavery<br /><ul><li>Has been around since written historical record.
All countries have at one time or another been the home of slavery. Many countries have tried to abolish or make the sale of other human beings illegal
Now new battle was to end segregation and racist attitude of the south.
When Maya reached adulthood, segregation and racism were still found almost everywhere.</li></li></ul><li>Joining the growing movement<br />1959 Maya moved to New York<br />Got involved after hearing Martin Luther King, Jr. <br />She and Godfrey Cambridge wrote Cabaretfor Freedom to help support the movement<br />Profits went to Southern Christian Leadership Fund-funded the civil rights movement and work for civil rights for all Americans<br />Supported work going on in Cuba and Africa<br />
Today<br /><ul><li>Maya continues to fight for rights of equality.
Plead for support of same-sex marriage bill</li></ul>The map show in blue the states/countries that recognize same sex marriage.<br />
Racism and Sexism evolved out of hatred and greed. <br />Maya Angelou has given over half of her life to help make this world a better place for all people.<br />
“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet” author Maya Angelou<br />