Social Inequality In The Case For Reparations By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The reason I chose to take this photo was because I feel that it sends the obvious message that we should stop the social inequality going on around us. We should stop focusing on our differences and focus more on our similarities and possible common goals. Maybe if we did this we could truly grow and become unified as a nation. We as a society should join forces and put an end to all of the discrimination and racism that surrounds us daily. I know that in a way this is an unrealistic expectation because the odds of there being absolutely zero inequality are closer to none than anything. The reason for this is because there will always be those that think that they are better than others and because of this the inequality throughout our society will continue to prevail. However, it never hurt to hope for the best, so only time will tell if we will change for the better as a nation or if this problem will persist and we will stay the same or worsen. …show more content…
He starts off by taking us on a brief trip down memory lane on how the segregation between these two races began and developed over time. As we all know, it all began with slavery approximately three hundred years ago. Since then African Americans have been degraded, tortured, treated unfairly and to put it simply, dehumanized over the course of the years. Even with the abolition of slavery in 1865, it is obvious that there is still tension between these two races that has yet to be resolved. And although the discrimination of whites versus blacks is not as apparent as it once was, all we have to do is take a look around us to notice that it is still there, lurking in the

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