Persuasive Essay About Racism

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Everyone has been discriminated against at least one time. Admit it, we have been racist towards other people or races and other people are racist to us. Then, Racism is a never ending circle of Stereotypes and problems. Racism is “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.” Racism is a subject that has been talked about for many centuries. Many people, like Martin KIng Jr, have done something to help end racism. However, You can 't simply end racism. Racism is like a cigarette. You can 't stop smoking if you don 't want to, and you can 't stop racism if people don 't want to. I am asking for less …show more content…
Like I said, everybody has experienced racism and has a story to tell, including my parents. My parents experienced racism by a white police officer last year. My parents’ only intention was to go get some food, but instead they went through an experience that definitely changed their lives. My parents went to “El Senorial” because we had just got back from a party. Everyone was hungry, so they ordered something to eat. When they received their food, they went back to the truck. They were content they were going to take everyone 's favorite food. On the way to the house, they were stopped. When both cars were parked on the side of the street, the police officer walked to the truck and told my dad to get out of the truck. My parents were confused but followed the orders they were given. Then, my parents had to sit on the side of the sidewalk while the police officers searched the truck. My parents had no clue of what was going on. My dad was the only one to speak a little English. The police officers searched everything in the truck then continued to check my parents, to the point where they ripped my mom’s boot. They were sure my parents had something. Then, the police officers told my parents that they knew what they had and that it was better it they gave them what they needed. The police officers were searching for drugs in the truck, since my dad’s truck looked like the truck they were looking for. After three hours of searching, my parents were terrified and the police officers kept on searching. I think that at this point they knew nothing was there, so they looked at my dad and told him that the reason he was stopped was because he looked like the guy who they were looking for. The police officer also told him that the truck looked similar. After the police officers told my parents they “looked like the person who carried the drugs” , my parents were given a ticket for something they

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