Essay on Racism : The American Racist Mentality Is Dead

2160 Words Nov 14th, 2014 null Page
There is a perception that the American racist mentality is dead. However, this is not the case, seeing how the post- civil rights movement era is subtly reminiscent of the civil rights time period. That observation leads one to believe that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race. The reason that this perception that racism exist, is based on the ignorance society has toward the evolution of racism. Racism directed toward African Americans in the 20th century involved physical torment, which led to the destruction of the mind. An examination of racism against African Americans causes one to see that the evolution of racism occurred when governments enforced policies that "prevent" racism. These measures just appease the Afro- American people, while masking the real problem. The evolution of racism is fascinating, because it has a domino effect of pain and peace periods which is ignited by repeated history. Racism ushered in the 20th century with ongoing slavery, and was followed by the abolishment of slavery, to the rise of Jim Crow laws which ignited the Civil Rights movement, and manifested itself into the modern day, subtle racism toward African Americans. Present racism involves the mental destruction of the black man or woman, by inciting self-hate in themselves and their peers, in order to facilitate a new slave mentality. Although there are reforms…

Related Documents