Racism, Discrimination, And Hate Crimes Against African Americans

1740 Words Mar 24th, 2016 7 Pages
Racism has been a growing issue in society for many years now. In the past, places like public restrooms, water fountains, restaurants, and other public facilities segregated African Americans and Caucasians. Although there were people who were racist towards anyone that was not white, a big controversy that effects the present is between African Americans and Caucasians. Throughout history, African Americans have fought for equal rights in order to have their voices heard and to be able to have input on what happens in the places they reside. Racism, discrimination, and hate crimes against African Americans have always been prevalent, and are especially expound in the case of Emmett Till, a young boy who was brutally murder for the alleged activity towards a white woman. The 1955 Mississippi trial effects society today because the same mistreatment of African Americans is currently happening, but in different ways. Racism before, compared to racism today, has its similarities but also its differences. By this time, an African American’s actions, regardless of the severity, was harshly punished through either beatings, lynching, etc. Emmett Till’s seriously alleged actions towards a white person are relevant to those same severe punishments. While people have heard of Emmett Till, it is vital that they understand what really happened to him to understand how racism is still present in today’s society. Formerly, punishment for African Americans for participating in anything…

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