Gender Discrimination And Racial Discrimination Essay

1230 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
The saying that "history repeats itself" is something that reigns true in our society today. We used to live in a society where women were not seen in the likeness of men. Women were unable to vote, reduced to caregivers, and were not compensated to the same standards of men. We used to live in a society in which the LGBT community was frowned upon. They were unable to legally marry and were seen as mentally disabled. We used to live in a society in which races were divided because of the color of their skin. African Americans were lynched, abused, and disregarded. We used to live in a society in which prejudices and racial discrimination enticed hate in the nation and its people. We still live in that society. Although the nation has taken steps forward economically and politically; socially, our economy has taken a giant leap backward due to the racial discrimination and barriers placed on people of color and is best depicted through the Black Lives Matter movement.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences"(Audre Lorde). Do not be mistaken, there is no question as to whether or not the United States of America has advanced. With its vast capacity for economic progression, ubiquitous resources to expand the government, and rapid expansion of cultural norms; America has made way for improvement and growth in certain areas but it has only delineated focus from pressing reoccurring issues. It is true…

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