Covert Racism in America Essay

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Covert Racism in America Racism is still a very current issue in America today. By no means is racism as overt as it was fifty years ago with enforced segregation, but today racism is more covert and often hides behind closed doors to only strike out when least expected. Racism has been deceasing and will continue to be decreased only through education. Hopefully, one day racism will cease to exist. But, that day if possible is many years away. Racism still exists in America today. This is a very verifiable fact for it is estimated that currently in the United States there exists 751 active hate groups that espouse racism and hate based on a persons race, ethnicity, or religion (Southern Poverty Law Center, 2003). This data is very…show more content…
But, hate crimes do still occur and some individuals do still die because they are hated by other because of their race. Even though hate crimes still do occur that are based on racist beliefs there is also a new appreciation in America for cultural pride and diversity. This cultural pride became very apparent after 9/11 when Americans became proud to be Americans. Flags and clothing depicting images of Americana were everywhere. This tragedy of 9/11 made people join together and express the ideology and power of being American. This new appreciation for being American has subsided some as time has gone on after 9/11, but most Americans still take great pride in being and expressing their Americanism. With the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's one saw a gradual acceptance of other races and cultures. This is apparent in the foods that we eat and in the friends that people have. Americans are no longer just WASP's, but people of every color who interact with each other in every way possible. This diversification of America is by no means complete. There are still many individuals who believe that certain races need to be repressed or even exterminated. But, people holding these types of racist views are decreasing. The one true way to help ever to eliminate racism, even further and to build a truly whole diversification of our society is through education. The summer

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