The United States of America, also known as the land of the free and home of the brave, it is one of the greatest countries to live in and a country where many people from around the world wish they lived in. “A Country that is home to 5 percent of the world’s population,” (13th, Netflix). But I ask, is living in a world known as the land of the free really a place of freedom for us all? Unfair treatment of African Americans has been around for decades and it has gone from slavery to mass incarceration, police brutality and racism, which all still occur presently. African Americans make up 12.3 percent of the United States’ population, and through the decades, mass incarceration of African Americans has skyrocketed. The dramatic increase in the mass incarceration of African Americans has now left more blacks in prison than there were during the time of slavery. The documentary film entitled “13th” illustrates statistics about the imprisonment of African Americans, and states that “The United States, now home to 25 percent of the world’s prisoners are being locked up with their hands on bars in this country they call “The Land of the Free,” (Netflix). Millions of dollars were spent building more prisons to contain and hold all of the prisoners from over the years of incarcerating so much people. So, despite the fact that the US may be known as the “Land of the Free,” for many African Americans, it’s not so much as free as they say it is. The unfair treatment of African
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America has had discrimination against minorities for a long time and it will continue to have it until people treat minorities with respect. Discrimination is when people treat minorities bad because of their skin color, ethnicity and the place they were born. For immigrants, the problems they had to arrive to America were not a good experience only by the struggle to gain acceptance among the population. Most immigrants came to the U.S. to have a better life and give education to their children. Almost all immigrants have experienced discrimination at some point in their life and even some are still experiencing it today. Most Latinos don’t have a choice but to deal with it because they know they are illegal and they can’t say anything
Regardless of race or ethnicity, it is my belief that people in general, will stand up for their rights no matter what they have to do in order to get their rights recognized, they will do it. In this case, African Americans had to fight to mold the country and freedom that they desired. When a group of people become oppressed they will learn to band together to mold their future and the future of their children. I would like to look into this from the point of view that even though we are referring to people of African American descent, other races would have done the same. I hope to touch on topics and keywords that will reflect that in a literary sense.
It is known as the land of the free and home of the brave. It’s the United States of America one of the greatest countries to live in. A country where many other people from around the world wish they lived in. “This country is home to five percent of the world’s population” (13th, Netflix). But I ask is it really the land of the free for everyone? Unfair treatment to African Americans has been around for decades and it’s gone from slavery, to mass incarceration, to police brutality, and to racism that still occurs in the present time. African Americans make up to twelve point three percent of the United States. Through the decades mass incarceration of African Americans has skyrocketed. The dramatic increase in mass incarceration of African Americans has now left more blacks in prison then there was during the time of slavery. Since America started taking more and more prisoners throughout the years a film documentary named 13th illustrates that “the United States now home to twenty five percent of the world’s prisoners” and that “1 and 4 human beings are locked up with their hands on bars in this country they call the land of the free” (Netflix). Millions of dollars were spent building more and more prisons to contain and hold all of the prisoners from over the years of incarcerating so much people. So the United States may be known as the land of the free, but to the African American people it isn’t or hasn’t always been so free for them.
America is known for its freedom. Freedom to speak your opinion, freedom to practice any religion that you choose, and freedom to criticize the government. American’s are able to have the power or right to act, speak, or even think about almost anything they wanted to without restraint from the government or from other people. Migrants from other countries come to the United States to have a chance at freedom. To raise a family away from war torn cities or harsh governments. They come to America in hopes of getting the chance to succeed in life and express themselves without anybody critiquing them. However, America is not as free as it’s made out to be. American history has been filled with racism and discrimination against
The Black struggle for Justice is clearly seeing through the history of the United States of America, all the abuse suffering from the Black people coming from West and Central African to the United States who were bringing in against their will , leaving behind their families not knowing if they will be seeing heir love ones again, traveling long distance in infrahuman condition inside those overloaded ship ,where people were exposé to disease which some one of them died and for those able to survive their situation was also deplorable, males were punished with the most horrendous method of torture if they disobey or try to rebel , for the woman the treat wants easy because they were place them separated form male the were expose to be rape by the member of the ship crew.
What does it mean to be free? Is freedom for African Americans referring to the end of slavery or the end of oppression? African Americans have never truly been free. Black people everywhere must deal with the unjust and oppressive measures placed by racist government officials. How can African Americans be free, while mass incarceration is a major issue in America? Mass incarceration refers to the rapid increase of imprisoned Black men and women in the past forty years. In fact, “Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to< over 2.2 million” (Criminal Justice Fact Sheet). Mass incarceration has wreaked havoc on the African American community for decades. This is due to the deep institutionalized racism that resides in the government. The mass incarceration of African Americans can be traced back to the beginning of slavery over a century ago. Mass incarceration has negative consequences on the quality of life for Blacks as seen through its foundation of stereotyping, disparities on severity of criminal punishments, and the consequences placed on the families of inmates.
Abstract- Racial discrimination happens all the time and most of us are unaware of it. The most common place for this to happen is in the workplace. Now people can be discriminated against because of their race, religion, or any other numerous things. Also, discrimination can occur during the job interview or even after you got the job. This paper will shoe the effects of racial discrimination and how it can be prevented. In addition there are some very important laws that deal specifically with discrimination, like the NAACP or Affirmative Action. These both will be discussed.
Racism is as old as history that’s because it was known in history everyone was divided by race. This division had caused trouble because of how they treated each other or how the powerful treated the others. There are plenty of examples of this, but only one of them stands out in my book .The biggest most memorable discrimination is the one between the Americans and the African Americans. The African Americans were placed in the lower and below class by the Americans. Their relationship if there was any was known as master and slave, owner and property, and exterminator and vermin. Basically, life for them was the hard knock more like the eternity in hell.
America is known as the land of the free, but it hasn't always been free for everyone. In the time of the Jim Crow laws; African Americans were being segregated, discrimination upon, and racism hung heavy over everyone. The laws stated that these people born and raised in America were not allowed to go to the same schools as the others they see around them. It's not that these people were in any way incapable of going to school with white students it was only that they looked a little different. People averted their gaze and blinded themselves from the truth of what was going on. The racism that they experienced is exactly the same as the discrimination our society puts on people with mental disorders; the government, who is also discriminatory
“The American Dream” is advertised as being the act of a person having an idea, goal, or as the saying suggests, a dream, and then them spending time, energy, and money to make it come true. However, if you haven’t realized it yet, there’s a reason they call it a dream because it hardly becomes a reality. More and more people are realizing this so called “dream” is nothing but a hoax, and that the promises America assures and guarantees such as equal opportunity and equal success are nothing but pure manipulation. Furthermore, the American dream no longer stands by the virtue of discrimination and prejudice, overwhelming debt, and failed establishments.
In the United States today discrimination is still an issue in society. As a society progress has definitely been made, but it has never fully gone away. Some of the most discriminatory action takes place in the American justice system. Young minority males between the ages of 25-29 are subject to being treated the most unfairly while whites of the same age are still being treated better than any race in this country. African American and Hispanic males are being incarcerated at higher rates than white males in America. Not only are minorities being incarcerated more, but also they are subject to harsher sentencing terms, fall victim to police racial profiling, and have disparities in the war on drugs. Also whites are still the dominant
Today, a serious problem exists all over the world. Racial oppression takes place in the poorest and the richest countries, including America. Racial oppression is characterized by the majority, or the ruling race, imposing its beliefs, values, and laws on the minority, or the ruled race. In most areas, the ruling race is upper class whites that run the “system”, and have a disproportionate amount of power. In other areas, it may not be the white race, but it is still the race that is comprised of the majority, makes the laws, or has the most money. These are the keys to domination over the weaker minorities that don’t have the power to thrive under the majority’s system according to their own cultural beliefs,
The history of the struggle for the advancement and progression of African Americans is a larger-than-life story. It reveals their endeavors for the initiation of change in political, financial, educational, and societal conditions. They did everything to shape their future and that of their country i.e. the United States of America. This struggle for the attainment of equal rights has helped them to determine the path and the pace of their improvement and development (Taylor & Mungazi, 2001, p. 1).
Prejudice is the negative attitude based on false generalizations about members of different racial and ethnic groups. From prejudice, discrimination is born. We all are guilty of discriminating other people, but one can only speculate the factors that bring about this hatred towards one another. Although a single cause cannot account for the presence of racism, factors such as socialization, self-justification, and competition are a few human attributes that lead to acts of racial discrimination.