Racial Discrimination and Hispanics in the United States

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During this course, this author has been taught about various social issues in today’s society as a whole. Some of these issues include perception of race and culture, poverty, social inequality, urbanization, and more. After exploring all these issues and more, this author has chosen to finish his last assignment on racial discrimination and Hispanic Americans. This author decided upon this specific issue because he has observed this in almost every town or city he has visited as a truck driver. This author thinks it is unfortunate that minorities are still treated unfairly. As citizens of the United States of America, it is useful to become educated on what racial discrimination is and see how it is applied in everyday life. This author decided to investigate this issue and determined the genuineness and voluminous of it. Minorities are groups distinct compared to the rest of the population whether by politics, ethnic background, and religious practices, or matters alike. Often, minorities in America are described by race or income. People with lower income usually called a minority or people with little knowledge or subsidiary occupation classification. Many rights activists cover most of the concerns of racial discrimination. Moreover, equal rights, whether in the place of employment, access to efficient education or healthcare, or the rights to vote, are all issues of racial discrimination. Throughout time, minorities are primarily affected. In the United States, racial discrimination has a lengthy history, dating back to the biblical period. Racial discrimination is a term used to characterize disruptive or discriminatory behaviors afflicted on a person because of his or her ethnic background. In other words, every t... ... middle of paper ... ...e, and Social Implications of Latino Educational and Population Trends. Macionis, J. (2006). Group and Organizations: In Society: The Basics (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Mather, M., & Pollard, K. (2009). United States Hispanic and Asian Population Growth Levels off - Population Reference Bureau. Home - Population Reference Bureau Saenz, Rolegio (2010). A social and economic overview of Latinos. Retrieved from http://www.prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2010/latinosupdate2.aspx Schaefer, R.T. (2006). Sociology: A Brief Introduction. McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, Nashville: TN. 0073293911. U.S. Census Bureau, (2010). Cumulative Estimates of the Components of Resident Population Change by Race and Hispanic Origin for the United States. Retrieved from http://www.prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2010/latinosupdate1.aspx
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