Racism Racism

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Racism- a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one 's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others (Dictionary).
On March 02, 1807, Congress abolishes the African Slave Trade. On May 28, 1830, Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act (Primary Indian). On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment is ratified, thus abolishing slavery (13). On February 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment is ratified, granting male African-Americans the right to vote (Primary 15). On August 28, 1963, Americans march on Washington D.C. in order to protest discrimination. (March).
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Although most believe that racism against Black Americans is a thing of the past, “Operation Ghetto Storm,” a study conducted by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that “one black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours (Hudson).” This report was created from information gathered in 2012. Black Americans and other non-White groups are subject to excessive force under law enforcement. Police Brutality is alive and well in America today, thriving on the encouragement provided from institutionalized …show more content…
In fact, a lot claim that racism is “dying out” with the older generation. Nonetheless, according to findings, the younger generation holds very close ideas to the older one. Even when “Compared to the generation immediately before them (white aged 35-49) the youngest whites are slightly more likely to say blacks are lazy (2.4 points) and unintelligent (4.3) (Mcelee).” This study also shows that Black Americans feel as though they are more discriminated against than White Americans believe Black Americans are.
Whether or not a person believes in institutionalized racism doesn’t erase the fact that it exists. All people of color are subject to discrimination, may it be police brutality, hate crimes, or other forms of aggression like discrimination in the workplace. The people of America today need to realize that racism is still deeply ingrained in our society and the only way to obtain equality is to push for it ourselves.
On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin is killed for being in “the wrong place at the wrong time. On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner is choked to death by an officer on camera. On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown is shot by a local police officer. On November 22, Tamir Rice is shot for having a toy gun.On February 10, 2015, Three college students are killed by their neighbor for their

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