Discrimination And Discrimination Against African Americans Essay

795 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Discrimination occurs all over the united states, due to discrimination there cannot be an equal society. An equal society is when a lot of people no matter race or gender live in a non-discriminating area. Many years have passed since the rough times of discrimination and slavery towards African Americans yet the legal status has hardly evolved. Although African Americans and other races have the same rights as whites, they are still being discriminated against. Although America has come a long way to stop racism and fight for equality, we cannot live in an equal society due to those who oppose it. With this being said there are still many things yet to be accomplished for example discrimination against African American teens who are murdered by authorities, discrimination in school campuses, and discrimination on the job.
Targets of discrimination are usually African American many black young males lose their life due to a police officer usually shooting them because they confuse something their carrying with them for a weapon. According to Jon Swaine, “young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015”. In making this comment, Swayne urges us to know that African American teenagers are most likely to be assaulted by a racist officer. Other cases include African Americans being pulled over by police officers simply because they think the driver or the car look suspicious. Although it’s the police job to prevent drug…

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