Racism And Discrimination

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The data displayed that all ethnicities felt racism exists. The survey illustrates a majority of Caucasian individuals had not encountered or ever been involved in racism or discrimination because of their race. The few that did face racism gave examples that they were discriminated against by other races. For example, African Americans assume because the individual is Caucasian he or she is racist based on society’s previous laws and slavery. The data also showed all Caucasians viewed all races as equal and they only used racial commentary within their own race. Lastly, as a whole, none of the Caucasian respondents felt they had it harder in society because of their race.
The African American respondents argued racism definitely exists and
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A majority of the students that were not Caucasian believed that the white race is placed higher above any of the other races. However, the Caucasian students did not feel as though they were superior to any other race. Many of the students also felt that personally, they viewed all races as equal, but made it clear that they feel society today does not have that same viewpoint. Many young people of color feel as though their lives are less significant than the life of a Caucasian individual. The killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 sparked an undeniable interest in whether the African American race is specifically being treated harsher than other races. This sparked movements such as Black Lives Matter, a rise in those interested in joining NAACP organizations, and general “black pride.” While conducting the interviews, it became clear that people of color tend to be more interested in discussing the topic of race and most were eager to be asked their views on the topic, while the students that were not of color seemed to be more hesitant on openly discussing the topic of race. One student that appeared to be Asian had a lot to say on the topic of race because of her Asian appearance and European background. The fact that the students of color appeared more involved than the Caucasian students brought an idea that maybe the problem of racism is not so much the open action of it, but more so the lack of conversation on the

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