Racial Discrimination And The United States Essay

799 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Racial discrimination is a clear reality in our society that affects everyone. It is an ongoing human judgment that U.S. cannot really stop. Opportunities, privileges and chances of people of color in the United States are limited as compared to whites. The history of discrimination, as presented in the readings, continues to affect the present in areas such as housing, health care, education, wage level, and the criminal justice system. The articles focus on the racial discrimination faced by blacks in the past; however, what has happened to them before is still relevant today. When blacks began to move from the southern states to the northern states, they were in search for a fresh start. However, even though they were looking for equality and opportunity their race was immediately suppress the minute they arrived. As stated by Jill Quadagno, it is a civil right to be able to choose were you want to live, but African American were able to practice this right. They were forced into residentially segregated communities. Additionally, when looking for housing real estate agencies only showed home availability in nonwhite populated areas. This action supported the segregation between races and prevented integration even when various acts/law, including the ones made by The Department of Housing and Urban Development, were ignored. The discrimination the blacks faced goes on to the extent of gentrification, and neighborhoods in poverty were being renewed. These projects…

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