Racial Issues And Discrimination In America

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Although America is known as the land of the free, how free and fair is it? Since the countries conception America has been filled with hate, and discrimination. Even after we abolished slavery, America still faces racial issues and tension in society today. These noticeable issues also effect citizen’s jobs, and their wages. Illogically, even though two people may have the exact same training and resume, one may get payed more for the same work because they are for instance, a male or Caucasian, Compared to if they were a women, and Hispanic. Although many succeed highly in America, a majority do not and that can often be caused by factors that are beyond their control which may not be an issue if it weren’t for America’s culture. America …show more content…
Back when America first colonized by Europeans African Americans were completely kept from succeeding by being forced into slavery. Although slavery has long since been abolished, to this very day they are still discriminated against. Following the abolition many people continued their racist and or stereotypical thoughts and opinions about African Americans. Though they have no control of their appearance and race, many people still generalize them and treat them unfairly. While many in the modern age have become highly educated, and specialized the amount of highly successful blacks does not mirror their accomplishments. The majority of all large corporations in America are still headed by whites, men in particular. This trend is nothing new, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. However trends are changing and women are beginning to rise, as are African Americans regardless of what is holding them back in our societal …show more content…
Up until modern times and even now, women have been consistently given less opportunities just because of their gender. Even now in America women earn on average 74 cents on the dollar compared to men (Barko 618). While women and women’s rights have come a long way, there is still much to be improved. In the past women often did not always have means to become well educated, or go to a secondary school like a university. Since women have now been able to attend universities and other forms of higher education, it has opened up numerous doors for their possible future success. However even though they may obtain a degree from a university it still does not grant them the same opportunities it may to a man. Even with a degree, higher paying and higher needed education jobs, still discriminate against women. By not offering the same position to a male or by paying less than they would their equal male counterpart, women are still being held back for no defendable

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