Essay about Racism Is A Weird Thing

1022 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
The idea of racism is a weird thing. Its an idea of hatred, of showing that because someone is a different color, they are somehow superior or inferior. Since the 1600s when African Americans came to America they are have been treated differently, and up until the 1900s, they were still treated as inferior. Now it is 2016, and segregation is illegal, slavery is illegal, and black people share all the rights of a white person. But just because it is illegal to enslave another human does not mean that some people wish it wasn’t. In the play A Raisin in the Sun a family of black people experience hard times because of their skin color, not that they were forced to do work, but that because of their skin color they were given less and treated differently. Since this play, obviously through the law, racism has changed, but what about feelings of racism? By looking at racism in the past, and racism now, some would say not much has changed, people just hide it better. We have evolved as a people, throwing away our prejudiced ideas. By looking at recent news, and comparing it to old problems of racism in Chicago, of “racist acts” it is seemingly obvious that some still wish slavery was never illegalized. In the 1950s African Americans were still considered different. There was still segregation, there was still racism, and there were still people fighting to end it. Jim crow laws made segregation legal. The case of Plessy vs. Ferguson made segregation justifiable, stating the…

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