Essay about Racism : The White Man And Had No Rights

1110 Words Dec 20th, 2016 5 Pages
In America, racism has been evident throughout the years in many different ways. We all see race differently, it all depends on social class, skin color, location, and gender. One of the earliest signs of racism in America would be slavery in the 1600s. Africans came to America against their will to be used as a source of cheap labor for white farmers and plantation owners. Enslaved blacks were forced to work in dreadful conditions. Blacks lived to serve the white man and had no rights. In this time period, people were given authority and power by the color of their skin. Sadly, some races are always going to be praised or hated. Racism in America is shown in many ways, one being hate groups and the use of hate crimes. The definition of racism is, ‘a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race’ This definition is a perfect understanding of what the KKK or Ku Klux Klan religiously believes. They are strong believers in White Supremacy, and that there was no race greater than the Whites. In America, the majority of racists now lives in the area where slavery was most common, the South. Coincidentally, it also in the same area where the KKK was founded and currently is home to the majority of the remaining members. In present day America, hate groups still exist and participate in hate crimes against certain races. All these groups have had evidence of marches,…

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