History Of Racial Discrimination And Profiling

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History of Racial Discrimination and Profiling
“Do you miss Mexico?” I ask my mother, Irma and father Juan. My mother gently grabs my father’s hand and responds, “We will always miss the rich heritage we left behind in Mexico - the food, of course, and our loved ones. It will always be home for your father and me, but we came to the United States to become citizens of the free. Although we may have more liberty here, it was a challenging journey where we had many battles of fighting for our equal rights in America. Due to the color of our skin and being foreign, we had to prove that we deserved equal appreciation and dignity as like the privileged people who were born in this meritorious land.” Discrimination and racial profiling still exist
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Hunting down a job was harder than he expected. He said, “Without an American diploma or knowing fluent English, people scowled or looked the other way when I went door to door looking for a job.” In Mexico, Juan studied chemical engineering and unfortunately that meant nothing to many employers since it was an inadequate degree from their perspective. Instead of booking numerous interviews, my father remembers people mocking how he pronounced words and being taunted for not having clean-cut clothing. It was his first memory he recalls of experiencing discrimination. All my father wanted at the time were to feel accepted, feed his wife and put a roof over their heads. The definition of race discrimination is when someone is unpropitious towards another person of race. No luck of getting hired, his stress and depression was dismantling the goals he had set for himself. Running out of money, there were days where he would sneak into buses and continue the same routine the next …show more content…
On his way to school, he brought an alarm clock that he made himself to his technology teacher. Impressed with the craftsmanship, his teacher also expressed that he shouldn’t display his invention to other teachers. Later that day, Ahmed’s clock began to beep and disrupt his English class. Showing the class his creation, officials at the school notified the Huston Police department that Ahmed had a bomb. He was taken off of school property in handcuffs and suspended that same day. My English teacher thought it was a threat to her, so it was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it (Fernandez and Hauser). Racial profiling is presented in this example and provides enough evidence that his color of skin lead to extreme and poor accusations that he was a treat. Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed enjoys technology and hopes to go to M.I.T. when he finishes high school. Racial discrimination and profiling is poison to this nation and without a background check or criminal record of a person is considered morally wrong. We are a nation built of different cultures and without bringing awareness to the public eye we will continue to disrupt the peace of this

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