The Causes Of Racial Discrimination In The United States

1193 Words 5 Pages
begun to attack the black young people based on the past and certain ignorant beings. But one cannot start to discriminate towards our future. The world does not know in twenty years who our president may be or even our doctors saving lives. The youth is the key to saving this nation from sinking. If racial discrimination is still amongst us as a country, we are doomed for disaster.
“Black Lives Matter” slogans, chants, tee shirts, and posted signs are on display in many urban communities today. You turn on the television or read a Facebook post to find discussions regarding today’s youth being imprisoned, shot, beat, and expelled from schools across the nation. Education, historically, was the key to avoid much of the plagues that harmed
…show more content…
With return to a reflection on race in public discourse that accompanied the election of Barak Obama as President and the contention that we may now live in a post-racial America (Valentino and Brader 2011), it appears an apt time to revisit this issue. (Bennett)
Racial discrimination occurs everywhere, but there are certain settings that happen to be at the top of the list. The top occuring place of discrimination is in shopping areas. This means that people have experienced unfair treatment from service people because of their race and/or color. About sixty five percent of African Americans have reported discrimination in stores (Bennett 343). Researchers thought that minorities would all have different experiences with discrimination. Bennett observed that patterns began to emerge from minority and majority
…show more content…
Society paints a fixed picture of what certain people are like. People think that all Mexicans are maids, a handyman, illegal immigrants, or broke. Also that all African Americans live in a bad part of town, have no manners, sell drugs, and are “ghetto”. Research shows that people get negative acts against lower status groups (Simon 526). Simon also observed that white perpetrators were perceived as more prejudice than black perpetrators (526). It was discovered that even famous black actors have experienced discrimination in certain scenarios (Enrique 10). However, high and low status racial groups receive discrimination differently from one another. Your economic status should not determine how you are treated or viewed in societies eyes, no matter your complexion

Related Documents