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Argumentative Essay On Racism

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What did the Declaration of Independence meant about racism when it says, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” The effects of racism can be found in Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?, by Nicolas Kristof, and 3 Steps to Combat Racism in America, by Christine Ngaruiya. Racist actions towards people is unjustifiable, giving them less opportunities to excel in life. This form of assuming how a person is, is unfair to those who’re not like the rest of their race. Racial bias is where groups of people are stereotyped or discriminated for the physical traits, such as skin color. Racism can affect a person’s treatment from others, such as expectations for them or the attitude that is directed towards them, but we can prevent it by trying to understand what it feels like to be affected by racism.
To illustrate, racism stereotypes people for who they are which discriminates their race, even in unconscious attitudes. Judging how a person is by stereotyping leads to unfair judgement, and doesn’t show who they really are. If fact, “[people] harbor unconscious attitudes that result in discriminatory policies and behaviors” (Kristof, 1). Racism tears our nation apart, creating wars or unfair environments to races. For example, in 1940, the Japanese attacked America resulting in what is now known as the attack on Pearl Harbor. The government forced Japanese citizens in America to stay under strict custody due to suspicions of
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