Discrimination Based On The Colors Of One 's Skin

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There is a huge difference between the way in which the two groups are labeled. A group of white young men may have been called “rebellious” but young black men being called “thugs” presents a more serious threat to society. Due to these stereotypes “thugs” often get the reputations of being dangerous, yet a “rebellious teen” might get sympathy due to the fact that he or she is young. When in reality everyone should be held equally accountable for their actions and no particular race or group of people should cause this responsibility to be differed. Also, within the job market there is discrimination based on the hues of one’s skin. In an experiment done at Duke University, college students were asked to choose between job candidates who presented identical resumes. The results of the experiment concluded that the African American candidates were more discriminated against. Race does not determine the skill level nor expertise of a person and this study exemplifies the common trend with the job markets in the United States. This graph shows the number of African American CEO’s Fortune 500 companies in comparison to other racial groups and it is clear that women of Caucasian descent dominate totaling nearly 25. They are only second to white males due to racial discrimination within the corporate world (Zweigenhaft and Dombhoff 136). Correspondingly, black students feel that they are not equally superior to those that are of Caucasian descent. Racial stereotypes have made
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