Discrimination Treatment Of African Americans Essay

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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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