Stereotypes Of Racism In America

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Racism dates back to the beginning of the existence of humans. Different groups of people may bring alliances or war, sharing new ways of doing things or ravaging and pillaging. It is a natural instinct for humans to be on guard when around a different kind of person. Race is an extremely easy way to decipher a different kind of people because it 's based on appearance. In the media of today, the minds of everyday people are fed the lies and stereotypes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Even though the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been enacted for over fifty years now, the citizens of the United States are still finding themselves discriminating minorities.
The media loves to feed people stereotypes. In the article "Stereotypes: Negative Racial Stereotypes and Their Effect on Attitudes Toward African-Americans.", Laura Green discusses some of the stereotypes. These include the characterizations of
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Society portrays them as others because society sees them as a threat. All of the stereotypes, however, are inflated and most of the time false. According to the FBI 's Arrests by Race Table 43, out of thirty crimes listed twenty-eight had a higher percentage of whites committing them than blacks. These twenty-eight included forcible rape, burglary, vandalism, and drug use violations. This goes to prove that the perception of color is a negative one, especially for Africain-Americans. According to the FBI, racism is the leading cause of hate crimes as of 2012. It accounts for forty-eight point three percent of all hate crimes and is an incredible injustice. Media portrays blacks as the perpetrator, but in reality, they are the victim. The complex human mind is capable of looking past their own prejudice and hate and come to love one another, all it needs to do is realize their own flaws before looking at

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