The Importance Of Racial Discrimination In The United States

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The value of privilege here in the United States is an issue that needs a comprehensive and thorough disentangling. Racial discrimination is one thing, but there is also the matter of regarding the differences in racial privileges; which color is more advantageous, and which is not?
Being born as a white American, or an African-American, or any racially discriminated race is an issue of I am unfamiliar with, as I was born in a different country. Growing up, there was no issue of racial discrimination or of racial privileges. Although we do have some differences, we understand that we are still one race. However, here in the United States, the issue of race is a longstanding matter; a lot of questions asking who, why and why not. I think more
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One experience is in regards to the special or distinctive treatment in acquiring medical services. I scheduled for an appointment for a dental check-up at ten o’clock, and I arrived there thirty minutes. I was told to take a seat and wait for my name to be called. Minutes later, a family of four came through the doors, saying they have an appointment. This clinical staff was mostly Hispanic and most of the patients as well. I overheard the family speaking in Spanish, saying that they have an appointment at eleven, and the receptionist also told them to take a seat. Moments later, someone called out a name, and the family of four stood up, and went inside. For me, it was a biased experience. Although it is nothing major, that was the first time I experienced some kind of discrimination. My appointment was earlier than theirs, yet they were given special treatment. I guess, in this kind of setting, my race was considered secondary to theirs. Another instance is when my family was eating at a family restaurant, one African American woman complained that her to-go order was wrong. She spoke with the manager, and it was resolved in a few minutes. The woman got the correct order without pay and went on her way. Moments later, another woman, a white American, came up and complained that her order was wrong. She also spoke with the manager. However, other than getting the correct order without pay, the manager insisted that she pick something from the bakery or from the menu as compensation for the error. She got her order, her freebie, and went out. From what I observed, there are two different women who had the same complaint. One was a person of color and one was not. However, the manager clearly showed bias towards the white woman considering she was given compensation, while the other was not even offered the option. These experiences, the ones we personally see

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