Essay On Racism In America

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Racism in America Since President Barack Obama In 2009 the first African America president was elected. Barack Obama, an American politician who served as our United States president from 2009 until 2017. During his time there has been a controversial discussion about how racism has begun its last mile. Many question, if racism now is worse now than it was in the 1960’s and has America entered a post-racial era? If so where does America stand on the race issue and what challenges have occurred in this time. Through some research that I have done many believe that racism had not gotten worst it is only expressed more. Although, racism is being expressed more it is actually not because we had a black president. By Barack Obama becoming…show more content…
According to an Article written by Eduardo he briefly explains that many racists say, “they are not racist but” that “but” is implying that they agree with some of the discrimination and racist things that happen in America today. A true non-racist would not even consider any idea of a person not getting equality because of the color of their skin. Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to human heart than its opposite.” With this being said, many people can understand the challenges with race and racism. There is not any scientifically shown studies that race actually even exist. A Race and Ethnicity Professor by the name of Mr. Wright had explained to the class that, there is no distinguishing gene that differentiates a white person, from a black person to a native american etc. Race is something that society has put here just to make the Dominate group (White people) seem superior over to the minority group (everyone else) in America. There are specific challenges such as; police brutality, poverty neighborhoods, the incarceration rate of minorities and the selling of young black people body parts. These challenges have hindered minorities by racism that goes on. The color of the skin that someone is born with determines how their life will turn out

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