African Americans And The Caucasian Race

1666 WordsApr 1, 20167 Pages
Do African Americans as a people have equal rights as those of the Caucasian race? Are we not under the same Constitution and Judicial system? Some would argue yes and some would argue no. What side are you on? Why is it that so many race crimes have occurred against African Americans in the past seven years and the race of the person committing the crime is of the Caucasian race? Is it that racism still exists? In the free world we live in we are still in bondage to the never ending struggle of racism. Racism as a whole leads to segregation and the improper use of laws. Again why are we facing these struggles following a document that was claimed to “forever free” slaves? The Emancipation formally freed African Americans but we are still informally enslaved to racism, segregation, and laws. On January 1, 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was passed freeing all slaves in America, yet today we still face 19th and 20th century struggles in the 21st century. Of course we are not being publically lynched or beaten with whips . . . in a physical sense. Figuratively speaking it seems as though African Americans as a people are still being “whipped” and “beaten” by unjust legal systems, improper use of the law, racial profiling, and society and economic barriers. In the free world that we live in we are still in bondage to the never ending struggle of racism. Racism is a pair of incognito shackles on the hands and feet of those who were born with even a hint of melanin in their
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