CBSE Class 10 Social Civics Democracy and Diversity Notes

♦ African-American : Afro-Americans, Black Americans or Blacks are terms used to refer mainly the descendants of Africans, who were brought into America as slaves between the 17th century and the early 19th century.

♦ Civil Rights Movement : The Civil Rights Movement in the USA (1954-1968) refers to a set of events and reform movements aimed at abolishing legal racial discrimination against African-Americans. Led by Martin Luther King, this movement practised non-violent methods of civil disobedience against racially discriminatory laws and practices.

♦ Democracy : Democracy is a form of government in which the ruling power is vested in the hands of the people and the government is answerable to the people who can change it through constitutional means.

♦ The Black Power : The Black Bower Movement emerged in 1966 and lasted till 1975, which was a more militant anti-racist movement, advocating even violence if necessary to end racism in the United States.

♦ Homogeneous Society : A society that has
similar kinds of people, especially where there are no significant ethnic differences.

♦ Migrant : Anybody, who shifts from one region or country to another region within a country or to another country, usually for work or other economic opportunities.

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