The U.S. discriminates Latinos without knowing the real reason why immigrants came into this country illegally. Latinos face a lot of discrimination when they come to the united stated or they try to assimilate to the American culture. Most immigrants have to deal with the police investigating them because they think they are all drug dealers or are in some type of illegal organization. They also have to deal with people calling them names because of their skin color. Americans also accuse Hispanics of stealing their jobs (Ramos, 53).
This is called racial profiling. Although some argue that racial profiling is a necessary tool for law enforcement to protect our safety, it puts some people at a disadvantage while it privileges others. Overall racial profiling is bad for the economy, unconstitutional, and sets borderlines for different races. Bad economic results can occur when racial profiling is accepted and urged to be used. Matthew Rothschild states, “Better to take nonviolent action and press our case with boycott”(3).Rothschild is referring to Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law that allows local law enforcement the power to ask any suspect for proof of citizenship.
Illegal immigrants face being put into detention centers (prisons). In these centers, immigrants face the same persecution as before. These detention centers allow immigrants very few privileges . If any. In an article by Washington Times titled “ Illegal Immigrant Detention Centers Rife With Abuses, U.S. Civil Rights Commission report finds” it claims, “Some detention facilities---both government -run and private ones operating on contracts ---don 't provide good medical care, deny illegal immigrants the chance to try to get lawyers to help them with their cases, look the other way when rape or sexual abuse occurs”(Dinan).
People who violate the law are liable to civil or criminal liability. Isascon and Meyer (2012) argue that among them are criminals who want to avoid punishment by any possible way. One of the variants, which they choose, is to run away to another country without official permission on it. Illegal immigrants contain a vast category of people, who affects citizens, especially low skilled labor and taxpayers. The problem influences people by different ways, thus it poses several effects.
“Also, a long American tradition of prejudice exists against immigrants, including characterizations of them as dangerously criminal” (Wang765). As long as we keep using perceptional language towards immigrants the stereotyping and negativity will continue with those words. Most stereotypes are just misconceptions society and the language we use
Freedom is never given; it is won." - A. Philip Randolph. Obama has given inspiration to African Americans by showing them though working hard you can succeed like become the first African America president. Though struggles and accomplishments, Obama has influenced a generation of African Americas by rising from the bottom to the United States president. Obama being elected president.
Despite the fact the 1800s was two centuries ago, racism is still persistent in the 21st century. Even with the election of the first black president, Obama is biracial, yet he is still recognized as black. Many black Americans thought racism would cease to exist with Obama in office. The color of skin and race still lives on, after all the United States is multicultural. As in the 1800s, racism had astronomically effects on society; nonetheless American citizens have more laws and agencies to safeguard against racism.
Also, No one denies that white people control politics. Today, we still confronting the dark shadow of inequality however it is at hundred times better than the past. When Obama was elected president in 2008, it gives hope to a lot people. In addition, many black people stared to run for statewide office. The phrase” yes we can “by Obama help the minorities to believe that there is nothing impossible if we work hard.
There are many instances where minorities are not given the chance to prosper in American society. The same system that promises all men equal opportunity has turned its back in the face of minorities. We plan to examine some segments of this system, namely the media and the criminal justice system, exposing injustices burdening minorities in America. The media, in particular broadcasting news, has catered to stereotypes of non-whites by over-representing minorities as the assailants in violent crime. These types of practices are clearly detrimental to the advancement of those who have been handicapped by the ignorance of the past.
In politics today, lawmakers consider many movements such as “Black Lives Matter” and even consider these movements in the presidential candidate debates. Needless to say, this conversation would be nonexistent if racism was not in politics. The first colored President ever was Barack Obama. It marked a new beginning to this great nation. After his election in 2008, the end of racism in politics seemed near and that this country would truly be represented equally.