Essay on Racism And The Black President

794 Words Oct 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Being different is something that people in society do not understand, and it frightens them. Society has standards and expects something out of us all. Racism is one of the main argued topics about “being different”. Racism has been something that goes way back, and has been the reason for many laws. From the slave days, the KKK, Martin Luther King, all the way up to today, racism unfortunately still exists today. Although there have been laws made, bringing about an impact, it still continues. We now have a black president which is a big step towards ending racism and shows that not the entire country is still racist. From (1800-1900’s) racism was at its worst. Blacks were made out to seem like they weren’t equal, and got treated very badly. They were worked, beaten, and treated as if they weren’t humans. White people made it obvious that they were “better”. They disrespected blacks in the worst ways. For example white people had better jobs, schooling, better houses, and many more advantages. Although there were three amendments added from (1865-1870), the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment made freed slaves citizens, and the Fifteenth Amendment gave men of all race the right to vote. Even with the laws passed, “racism” still continues to happen today. Although it may still exists, it is no where close to as bad as it once was. Our country today has “Black Lives Matter” blown way out of proportion. Police have shot and young black men…

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