Argumentative Essay: The Problem Of Skin Color

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Imagine two students; the first gets straight A 's and likes to read in his free time. He comes from a rich family in a nice neighborhood and is hoping to get into an Ivy League one day. The second sells drugs and misses school. He plays his music too loudly and owns a gun. He probably has a criminal record. Now, what skin color do each of these students have? Assuming that the second student is black just because of the violent nature of his life is racist. This kind of assumption is’t just a problem for students and their chances of getting into college, but it’s a problem that people of color face everyday. For example, on February 23, a black couple was fatally shot by the police. Both the man, Marquintan Sandlin who is a father of three, and the woman, Kisha Michael, a mother of four, were unconscious at the time the police arrived. The police said they saw a gun in Michael’s hand, had a standoff with the unconscious people for 45 minutes, and then began firing rounds from military grade rifles. A nearby Vietnam War veteran, Alfonso Parker, heard the firing and said “‘[one] doesn’t use that **** on [one’s] own people,’” (Healy). That is where the problem …show more content…
They all said that the only way to end racism is to change the many things wrong with society instead of avoiding the problem. Children should learn from the beginning that people of color are their equals and employers should hire people based on merit and not their skin. The government should pass laws to dismantle the KKK and police should be tried for ruthlessly killing innocent people of color. Specific cultures should no longer be appropriated but rather appreciated, and the idea that black men are thugs should change. Basically, people need to teach each other not to be ignorant. This all seems very time consuming and illogical since everyone won’t believe that everyone is equal unless they actually see

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