America 's A Country Divided Essay

1884 WordsNov 28, 20168 Pages
A Country Divided America may be a young nation compared to those around those around the world and we as a nation have achieved a lot in our years. One battle that we have been fighting since the birth of our nation however is one against our own people. For years we have been divided by the colors of our skin and our heritage. Although Caucasian people may be the majority of our population, individually there are just as diverse of people in their origins as the minorities of this country. It just isn’t as apparent as having a culture branded into a skin tone. America is known as a melting pot of races from all over the globe. A lot of people seem to have forgotten where they came from after generations of searching for the “American Dream,” thus creating a typical “white American”. One instance where the white Americans banded together and discriminated against one race occurred after the bombing at Pearl Harbor. The racism that occurred against Japanese Americans is not as talked about as slavery, but the fact that it is talked about so little just goes to show that Americans are willing to sweep horrendous acts against our own people under the rug. Dorinda Makanaōnalani Nicholson was still a child on December 7, 1941. She wrote a book with her accounts as well as other survivors’ stories. According to her, the day started just like any other on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The sun was shining and things seemed to be going well. Later that morning however, things
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