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Anne Moody’s pessimism towards African Americans overcoming racism and discrimination in the United States stems largely from the lack of support and poor treatment towards the movement. Throughout Anne’s involvement with the movement towards racial equality she encountered many unexpected hurdles in the form of peoples hatred and fears. The summer before entering high school Anne learned of the lynching of a young boy by the name of Emmett Till and the local …

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…strong with many goals and ideas for her involvement with the movement but over time the constant up-hill fight with the movements enemies began to ware her optimism thin. It is my believe that the lack of support from the very people that the movement was fighting for was too much for Anne to maintain a pessimistic outlook. Without the support of African Americans the fight for equality amongst blacks and whites just seemed hopeless.