Americ The Land Of The Free, How Free And Fair Is It? Essay

1243 Words Dec 1st, 2015 5 Pages
Although America is known as the land of the free, how free and fair is it? Since the countries conception America has been filled with hate, and discrimination. Even after we abolished slavery, America still faces racial issues and tension in society today. These noticeable issues also effect citizen’s jobs, and their wages. Illogically, even though two people may have the exact same training and resume, one may get payed more for the same work because they are for instance, a male or Caucasian, Compared to if they were a women, and Hispanic. Although many succeed highly in America, a majority do not and that can often be caused by factors that are beyond their control which may not be an issue if it weren’t for America’s culture. America is obviously a leading power in the world, and without successful individuals that would not be possible, but could it be an even stronger nation if people actually had equal opportunities and weren’t held back by discrimination. All throughout America’s history, there has consistently been some sort of group or minority that has been kept from advancing, and had each and every one of those groups been able to progress, America would likely be a very different place from what it is today.
The longest standing discriminatory act in America is the issue of race. Back when America first colonized by Europeans African Americans were completely kept from succeeding by being forced into slavery. Although slavery has long since been abolished,…

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