History Of Racial Discrimination And Profiling Essay

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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 in this melting pot of different cultures that we call America. It is not just my parents who have experienced discrimination and racial profiling but, many different ethnicities, including myself, have agonized with this problem. Dating back to fall of 1991, my parents were young souls and madly in love newlyweds. In addition, the year was also an important time where my father kept his promise to my mother; which was successfully getting their citizenship to America after he graduated from the University of Guadalajara. By selling most of their belongings, they scraped together enough money to buy two one-way tickets to Los Angeles. My father quotes with excitement, “The first step off the Greyhound bus brought joy to my heart. It was…

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