Analysis Of The Article ' The Price Of Blackness ' Essay

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The way a person looks, acts, and moves can tell plenty about an individual. The way one dresses, for example, can define social status, field of work, and even income. It is often said to never judge a book by its cover. However, it is also true that the cover is the first thing that can be seen: it inevitably creates a first impression and it is the main contact with a new unknown person/thing. Lanre Akinsiku, in the article “The Price of Blackness,” demonstrates how appearance influences decisions and reactions of people. He describes the frightening experience of being pulled over by a police officer and receiving an unfair treatment because of the color of his own skin. Racial discrimination puts people at risk for justice incrimination and health care lacks, which can lead to long term problems. Frederick C. Harris and Robert C. Lieberman, in “Racial Inequality After Racism,” argues how after nearly “half a century after the peak of the civil rights movement, its gains continue to be undercut by multiple sources of inequality that reinforce one another and place barriers in the way of progress.” Disparity of race have been a permanent feature in American peoples’ life even after the civil right movements. Today in this essay I will argue how racism is still a major issue in today’s health care system.
Health care is a human right, everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, which includes access to all medical…

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