Racial Discrimination Against African Americans

905 Words Apr 27th, 2015 4 Pages
America is know as the land of opportunity, but on the surface America is a country full of discrimination. Lately there has been a lot of discrimination going on in America. Police have been chastised for discriminating against African Americans. Homosexuals and other members of the LGBT community are being discriminated against for being who they are. As Americas economy stays at a lower status classism seems to rise as well. America seems to be on the verge of an enlightenment period of equality.
Since the Ferguson Missouri Incident in 2014 America seems to have turned its attention to racial discrimination and abuse by police more than usual, especially in the case of African Americans and Latinos Americans. Police have been shooting unarmed African Americans without just cause. These police are unfairly being let of the hook do to them being law biding officers making their word stronger than others. Law officers have discriminated against many African Americans in the past, but now America seems to see the mistake they have been making for centuries. The racial discrimination has gone on for so long that it’s become a lasting disturbance in Latino and African American culture. “As a kid, I got used to being stopped by the police. I grew up in an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. It was the kind of place where officers routinely roughed up my friends and family for no good reason.” Said Redditt Hudson of The Washington Post (2014). Racism has also…
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