According to Mauer & King (2007) “The African ... ... middle of paper ... ... of diversity, but are making strides to becoming a more diverse workforce. Structured inequality exist still in the United States giving this country a bad look in terms, for racial discriminating and disparity in the American Justice system. In all racial discrimination and disparities in the justice system still exist today, so in order to reduce discrimination and disparities in the justice system setting legislation policies is an great option to better this issue. Unfortunately, it is an unresolved solution because it is almost impossible to change peoples predetermined views on other races. References Belczyk, J.
Many immigrants moving to the United States brought with them various traditions of their culture and after moving, they repressed such beliefs and forged ahead with a new way of “American Thinking.” The rituals and traditions of such societies should have brought diversity to this nation’s culture however, these ways would soon become a part of the past. The “Melting Pot” myth heavily influences American society and people believe that everyone no matter what skin color or religious belief is created equal. This belief of the American Way of life is idyllic to say the least. Unfortunately, this myth has been thwarted due to a high level of racial supremacy within the nations past and even present. There are two particular events in national history, which will forever hinder equality: slavery of African Americans and Japanese internment camps during World War II in America.
Wars have begun over less, and if evidence is found that such programs exist, a battle on the domestic front will surely ensue. A part of overcoming an issue of this magnitude is to become educated about it, and the many questions that begin to surface all beg for answering. What does it mean to racially profile a citizen of or a visitor to the United States? According to civilrights.org, "Racial profiling is any use of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin by law enforcement agents as a means of deciding who should be investigated, except where these characteristics are part of a specific suspect description" ( http://www.civilrights.org/publications/reports/racial_profiling/what_is.html). This means that under any such program, more African-Americans would be pulled over for "random" traffic stops and drug/weapon searches, more middle-eastern-Americans would be monitored in government buildings for terrorist action, and... ... middle of paper ... ... find these illegal materials, and speculation suggests this selection is based on ethnicity.
Immigration has been a subject of great debate for as long as I can remember. While some may argue that we need harsher immigration laws in order to preserve the safety of the United States of America, others argue that we are all humans and deserve equal treatment and understanding. These two arguments can be found from countless amounts of people. The ones that we are going to discuss today are those of Pat Buchanan and Archbishop Roger Mahoney. Buchanan argues that immigration will eventually destroy America, and Mahoney argues that we need better legal structures to create a safe way to migrate and that immigrants should not be discriminated against.
The unfair privilege that minorities get through affirmative action cases racial tensions in the community. Racial tension is the key factor towards racism, the only why for our society to deal with this tension are to get rid of the source of the problem. But to do this is a huge problem based on the way this country has dealt with the problem previously, and the already huge amount of racial tension globally.
Unfortunately, after 9/11 Racial Profiling has become a huge problem not with just African Americans, but more minoritie... ... middle of paper ... ...filing. Some may believe racial profiling is a crucial weapon in our efforts to protect our country. Racial profiling is the process of judging individuals based on skin color in a systematic way. Some believe that racial profiling is beneficial because it protects us, however, it violates an individual's rights and it should never be permitted. Racial profiling has been a huge problem for many different ethnicities and with such problems something should be done about it to ensure that this issue will not affect us in the future.
The connection of race and race relations in the United States was an ongoing issue, and while much progress was made, there are still people who revert back to old and ignorant takes on different races as the white man. This clearly relates to my own history based on the fact that various races are still being discriminated and treated unfairly and looked at as unequal. I can only hope that one day the whole population of the world can do the right thing and look at everyone as equals. "
Racism today is unlike that of the past, but it does still exist. Most of our current problems arise from immigration laws that target certain nationalities, many of which are from south of our border. Most recently is the stereotypes pertaining to middle eastern people due to the events of September 11th, 2001. Although the events of our past are an embarrassment and paints a devastating picture of America’s origins, we are on the right path to eliminate racism.
The United States of America is a multicultural nation and we are still struggling with racism in America. Many people believe that racism may be an issue of the past and not relevant to our society. But with racism there are two major types and it’s either covert or overt. Covert racism is the most likely form of racism, which is defined as hidden racism as opposed to overt, which is out in the open racism. The United States of America is a nation full of immigrants; however, the country faces just as many racial issues as in the Civil Rights era.
To an extent, many citizens believe that racial discrimination continues to be a significant issue in America today. This nation has had an appalling history with the past ownership of slaves and segregation. However, the addition of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments and the Civil Right Acts has corrected this misjudgment. Randall Kennedy describes the people as wanting to “escape the gravitational pull of the country’s ugly racial past”, which shows the effort to reduce and eliminate racial prejudices (240). Even though discrimination still occurs occasionally on an individual basis, people label it as a problem of this whole country.