Discriminatory Activity Towards African-Americans

The American decline in discriminatory activity towards African-Americans As American policy and public opinion has shifted into a more racially tolerant culture, many neglect that discriminatory opinions and behavior have drastically decreased throughout the duration of the United States of America’s existence. Racial tension will likely remain in the political culture of a nation that possesses a disgraceful history in regard to the rights of many “second class” such as indigenous people, women, and minorities. However, a solid majority of previously racially intolerant social and racial groups have significantly distanced away from racially motivated laws and business practices. This major shift in law and public opinion has decreased …show more content…
Coleman what affects the public opinion and law is having on minority youth to get this response, “Well the problem isn’t that these kids I see are being discriminated against necessarily. This generation doesn’t seem to understand what real racism is and it disgusts me and many other highly educated black men I attended school with. We come from families where our parents and grandparents grew up and lived life using separate everything accompanied by the word nigger. Now black youth stretches the race card far beyond its boundaries while listening to songs that glorify the word “nigga” and encourage crimes among lower income black men in particular, and the really sad part to me is that they just don’t see it. They don’t seem to notice the endless opportunities available for anyone with hard work, not the correct skin color. We live in a nation with constitutional amendments and various laws in place to provide equal opportunities for anyone regardless of race and or financial standing. But to get to my point anything is possible in this country regardless of race! I’m married to a white women for heaven’s sake. My granddad told me and grinned countless times that I was the luckiest black man he has ever seen due to the fact he’s never had the opportunity to do the things I can legally and socially be tolerated to do.” His tone of voice rose and he passionately continued to cite opinions and moments in his and his colleagues lives that exemplify the …show more content…
For example, a Gallup poll survey displays the gradual increase in Americans approving of black and white people being married (Becker). The poll shows approvals rising steadily from four percent approval in 1959 to 87 percent in 2013. Not only are African-Americans being accepted into colleges socially equal as whites and other races, they are able to apply for all of the same scholarships as their white counterparts. Scholarships like the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s 28,000 dollar scholarship (Scholarships for African American Students). A survey I conducted myself to various college students of all races at the square in Denton shows similar findings. Out of 100 people I interviewed 29 were black, 51 were white, 18 were Hispanic, and two were Asian-American. Out of those numbers, there were 58 women with 22 (11 Hispanic one Asian-American, and 10 black) of them being minorities. When asked if they thought minorities had equal opportunities to achieve a higher education, 83 of the 100 said yes. The 17 that answered no happened to only have 3 black men and 5 Hispanic females despite 49 of the students being polled were minorities. This accurately supports the belief that the shift in policy and public opinion has provided equal opportunities for African-Americans and other minorities not only in college, but in the American

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