Racism in America Today

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Dating back to the beginning of times people have always been looked at different depending on the color of their skin or what your religion, race, or beliefs may be. It is in our human nature to not like people for certain things that they are. Many will argue that in this day in age we are no longer at a race war but how can you be so sure when you actually open your eyes and see reality. Rapper Kanye West once said “racism is still alive, they just be concealing it” and these words are everything but false. You must ask yourself the real question about racism and it is how could you ever cure such a thing in people’s minds? People are free to think and believe what ever they would like and old habits such as racism will never change in people. 1619, a date remembered by most African Americans (Afroamhistory). This date symbolizes the year when people were kidnapped from their homeland Africa by the Dutch and brought to be slaves in America. Africans at that time never imagined that they would be abducted and become slaves. Doing such things as farming, picking cotton, and cleaning the Africans freed the white man of any of his chorus and this made them masters. When you have become the master of someone or some thing in our mind that person or thing is automatically thought to be less compared to you. The thought of African Americans being less than whites has carried on for years and was first challenged with the abolition of slavery in 1865 with the 13th Amendment (Our Documents). Abraham Lincoln gets credit for the freeing of the slaves because he was the president who fought to get these amendments. Although slavery was no longer aloud that did not change how people felt about the African Americans. Races with darker ski... ... middle of paper ... ...d Immigration in the United States” Migrationinformation.com. 10 Dec. Brainy Quotes. “I Have A Dream Quote” Brunner, Haney, Borgna, and Elissa. "Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law) | Infoplease.com." Infoplease. Cobb, Jelani. George Zimmerman, not guilty: blood on the leaves. The New Yorker. Living in a country that is 77% white you are bound to experience it (qtd. In Quick Facts) Starr, Penny. “KKK Lynched 3,446 Blacks in 86 Years – Abortion Claims That Many Black Babies in Less Than Four Days”. CNNnews.com 15 May. 2013. The House Joint Resolution proposing the 13th amendment to the Constitution, January 31, 1865; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives. Vox, Lisa. The Start Of Slavery In North America. Afroamhistory.about.com

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