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African American Discrimination Essay

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Judging someone by their nature or origin is disrespectful and how it becomes part of everyone’s life. Discrimination is a serious issue that everyone has concerns about; whether it is age, religion, gender, race or any person different than another. Moreover, once I had a fever, and I went to CVS to get some medicines to lower my temperature at that time. I barely could walk or even drive, when I got my drugs and I was trying to checkout, one of the employees stopped me and requested an ID. I showed her my Identity card from my country, but she said we don’t accept international IDs. However, I went back to my apartment, grabbed my passport and came back to her but she refused again, and she just took the medicines from my hand harshly. I left the pharmacy, and I was trying…show more content…
Being African American has never been easy. They were slaves with no rights and treated as things or even animals. White Americans have always been stereotypical of black people, although blacks had a major role in shaping America’s history through inventions, sports, political science and their great role in WWII such as the Tuskegee Airmen who were the popular name of African Americans pilots who fought bravely and accomplished a lot during the war. The way White Americans has looked at blacks has never changed. African Americans have been fighting for their rights since the birth of this nation, and the war has not ended yet. Therefore, African Americans were racially discriminated against not only because of the color of their skin. They were also racially discriminated because of their religion, sex, and their social class. In the last decade of the 19th century, racial violence and ethnic discrimination increased against African Americans. And they were not allowed to do anything white considered for “whites only.” Economic opportunities were denied, voting rights were stripped away, and suitable housing was not an option for
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