The United States of America is a very diverse country with the idea of freedom and liberty to all, but we can’t deny that racism has been and will continue to be a dilemma in this country, and this was demonstrated in James Baldwin’s essay “Notes of a Native Son”, “Citizen An American lyric” by Claudia Rankine and “Commentary: Donald Trump’s deep rooted racism” by Jennifer Rubin. Racism occurs when a person or a specific race feels that they are superior than others because of the color of their skin, religion, or beliefs. We may not know it or it may not be in the news but the truth it racism happens on a daily basis; people are oblivious of the idea that it still does and it will continue to exist whether we like it or not.
For as long as we can remember the occurrence of racism against the African-American has been a long time controversy. We may think that by abolishing slavery would end the racism against African American, but that didn’t stop people from thinking what they feel or how they feel about them. James Baldwin’s essay was very explicit on the rejections that he met every time he goes to restaurants; he was mortified when a waitress repeatedly told him “We do not serve Nergroes here” (p.32). The preposterous comment that the waitress made was atrocious. Baldwin felt violated being treated without any respect especially in a public place; no one even dared to defend him. This kind of hateful treatment and public humiliation made Baldwin realized that he has had enough. He felt so much hate against the waitress that what he did next was unexpected which resulted to violence. Baldwin’s emotions over powered him that led him to act the way that he did. Other people may think that his actions were...
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... doubt that racism will continue to be a problem
All things considered that racism cannot be cured. We may not practice slavery anymore but it is certain that some race see themselves better than others. African American suffered enough injustice that it’s about time that are treated equally. James Baldwin should’ve never experienced those rejections if people were just open-minded and treated him like equally. Moreover, Serena Williams learned the hard way that she needed to prove herself as an athlete by winning titles to be accepted as an American. And lastly, Donald Trump winning the election just proves that people wants to have a racist leader as a president. A leader who showed his hatred towards other race; people will undoubtedly follow his footsteps. Although racism isn’t as bad as it was before it is undeniable that people will continue experience it.
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