Does Racism Still Exist?

1116 Words Aug 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Floyd Hopsin
“Does Racism Still Exist?”
August 28, 2015

Racism? What is racism truly, did it just come about one day and someone used the word race and add ism. Was it formed for people to declare what discrimination is? The United States have been acting like the evidence against racism is un-factual not realizing this has been going on since the beginning of the Civil war. Slavery, is basically described as separate and unequal. From busses, trains, water fountains to now the workplace, housing discrimination, and financial discrimination. The millions of bias and stereotyping have plagued the United States and the health of the nation’s actual health of its society. Instead of dealing with the issue giving an actual form of treatment instead they hide behind this broken back as if its simple muscle spasm, give it some muscle relaxers and keep it pushing. The effort was to treat or reduce the agonizing symptoms of the break rather than fix it. Wasn’t the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution supposed to extend civil and legal protections to former slaves and other races today, what actually happened was they eased the pain, but the back was still broken. Then came the anti-lynching laws that was scattered to the hundreds of lynch mobs. But, now from the 1970’s the pain flared up again with beatings, bombings and assassinations. From Martin Luther King Jr. to the latest killings of Trayvon to Mike. I know what you’re thinking, “How can I compare…
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