Racism : Racism, And Senseless Killings Essay

1800 Words Nov 28th, 2016 8 Pages
Most people have fears of monsters and ghouls attacking them in dreams as a young child. As an African-American, the horror is a lot more realistic in many cases. No reports have shown anyone being killed by a monster or a ghoul. However, countless black men and women have lost their lives to police brutality and racism. A traffic stop shouldn’t be a dangerous event, but too often it has, and because of this many lives have been lost due to racism in our country. Now of course, the racism, and senseless killings are not like anything the African-Americans faced in the 1800 and 1900s but it’s still relevant.

I have come to find out. I have nineteen years of life, and I have experienced a vast amount of racism. It is much subtler and most people won’t really pick up on and I am not the type of African-American who is sensitive to say every comment is racist. It is hard for people to be truthful and open about racism in America. The harsh reality is that racism is still an active practice taught from generation to generation. The lives of African Americans in the United States during the 2000s still are not aren’t considered as valuable as whites. That is extremely hurtful considering all the things we have done to help the advancement of the country.

I refuse to sit around and pretend like everything is going to be okay. America has been a country full of racism since it was founded, police system that we have come to know was originally started to arrest…

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