African American Culture, Racism, Identity And Discrimination

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African American Culture, Racism, Identity and Discrimination The US is and always has been an extremely multicultural nation. Nevertheless, minority groups in the US are tragically frequently subject to discrimination, racism, identity crisis to violent hate crimes. The groups that are most often discriminated against are African Americans, Hispanics, and Muslims. Racial discrimination was a major concern of American society during 19th, 20th and 21st century. This racial segregation resulted in exploitation of African Americans, as there were no rights provided to them as well as had to suffer from the inferior treatment from the Whites. These people suffered inequality as there was exploitation in the name of Jim Crow Law. The stories like "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker and "Sonny 's Blues" by James Baldwin are perfect examples of their struggle to overcome prejudice, being African American people and to identify their culture. Whereas in "American History" by Judith Ortiz shows how people discriminate based on the smallest of the things, like where you live as well as it shows how humans can judge people and how it can hurt them. In spite of the fact that the United States has come a long way since the days of slavery, and immense strides were made towards giving equal rights on the basis of race in the 1960s, racism and discrimination is still a very pressing problem in the US today. The story "Sonny 's Blue 's", by James Baldwin is about two brothers, who…

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