Emancipation may have ended slavery in the United States of America, but it did not end the discrimination that members of the African American race endured at the hands of their white counterparts.
Thus, the country experienced many struggles with African Americans fighting for their rights. For the most part, their struggles were successful, as the two races were allowed to intermingle because of the civil rights movement. In addition, affirmative action, which proved to be controversial, in that it was deemed as favoring the black race, was introduced and gave people of all colors equal opportunities to succeed. Nonetheless, and despite all these efforts, racial prejudice still exists, not just in the United States, but also in many societies throughout the world.