Chasing The American Dream: The Consequences Of Racism In Our Society

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In an ideal world everyone would have the same opportunity to strive and achieve their goals as long as they work for them. Unfortunately, everyone does not get a fair opportunity to succeed. Becoming successful not longer depends on a person’s credential; it is mainly focused on the color of their skin. Many people believe that this is the land of opportunity and have fabricated an imaginary concept the “American Dream.” The rules are simple, according to the article Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes, “for those willing to work hard and take advantage of their opportunities, there is the expectation of a prosperous and fulfilling life.” People are induced into believing that hard work results in: wealth, success …show more content…
Morals of hate have been compelled on society through different aspects. The notion of white supremacy has existed for many centuries and will continue to do so. People want to believe that racism is a thing of the past, but if we look at current events around the world we would realize that racism is still affecting plenty of minority segments in our society. These morals of hatred were first displayed in a racial caste system known as Jim Crow. These laws were created to keep colored people from exercising their full rights as citizen. Jim Crow publicized that whites were superior to other races, especially the black race. The laws were so immoral that they regulated every aspect of a black person’s life, including socialization, sexual relations, marriage, housing, education, entertainment, and public facilities and voting rights (citation). Many people’s moral judgment is based on teaching from White supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Aryan Nations and European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO). Contemporary racism is derived from a person upbringing. A child’s first teacher is their parent, if children are taught to hate from an early age they will continue to keep the same morals of their …show more content…
Racism causes people to believe that their particular race or culture is inferior to others. For example, if an individual belonging to the Hispanic race perceived the culture associated with the race of an African American as primitive and inferior, chances are they would look down upon the African American race and their culture and adhere to their own. This is what causes segregation. Many families disapprove of interracial relationship. In fact in 2010 “1 in 12 married couples in the United States were interracial couples” (citation). People are still separating themselves based on their

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