Essay on Racism : Black And White

1632 Words Dec 10th, 2016 7 Pages
One World Many Colors: Then Why Still See Black and White
The United States of America is known for its vast diversity in population. People of all cultures and colors are together as one. Like all good things, the vast diversity has its unfortunate side. Unfortunately, America is filled with racism. Racism is the hatred or intolerance of another race or other races (Racism Dictionary.com). Many people believe that racism simply does not exist anymore in today’s society. The fundamental reason behind the rise of racism is that people are completely oblivious to their surroundings. To them racism is not effecting their lives therefore it does not exist. It may seem that racism has vanished because people are more “open-minded” now, or that America now has its first African-American President, but that is not the case. Obviously racism is not as prevalent as it was decades ago in the United States, but that does not mean it has simply gone away. The sad truth is that racism is everywhere and exists in today’s society and sometimes it is not intentional.
In 2008 President Barrack Obama became the first African-American President. People consider that America is progressing from its racist morals. Analysts believe that Obama’s election is evidence that America had entered a “post-racial’ era (Race and Ethnicity). They believe people have started to become accepting of the different cultures and races in America. Many Americans start to believe that Obama’s…

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