Racial Discrimination In Democracy

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Racial profiling has contributed to the unfair distribution of opportunities ranging from jobs to how people are treated. For instance when there is a Middle Eastern person in a public setting many people jump to the conclusion that he or she is a terrorist. An African American may not get accepted into a college or work place because they have an ethnic name, which is followed by the stigma that the individual is either unintelligent or ghetto. These types of assumptions are often times passed down by older generations to their children, and that is why this cycle seems to be never ending. The ignorant mindsets of the majority of Americans have always hindered certain religious and racial minority groups from prospering, which is why racist …show more content…
In her book The New Jim Crow she talks about how America has never actually got rid of the racial caste system. Instead we have switched the ways in which the constitution speaks about it. Jarvious Cotton is a man whose family of men have faced racial discrimination in America. His great-great grandfather was unable to vote because he was a slave. His great grandfather was beat to death for attempting to vote, and his grandfather did not vote because of the intimidation he faced from the Ku Klux Klan. Now there is Jarvious Cotton. A man whose rights have been taken away from him because he has a felon title that is permanently engraved into his name. Now like the other black men in his family he is unable to vote. In addition to voting he is discriminated against in the work place, getting public benefits, having a jury, housing and other areas. Like Jarvious’s grandfathers, people now are being intimidated by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists so that minorities will stay away from certain places, and to not go forward with getting schooling, or living in certain …show more content…
Racial profiling has caused minorities to fear that if they get pulled over by a cop that they will not leave that encounter alive. A large section of America expresses how they feel that African Americans overreact in these situations, refusing to acknowledge the violent history that has followed the community for past, present, and future times. A white person will never be able to fully understand what it is like to experience the effects of racial profiling. That is partially why they don’t understand how come black people always bring up the struggles that they face in

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