Racial Discrimination

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In order for people of color to cope with discrimination, it must not be something that they are constantly up against. There is widespread of disparities between African-Americans and other minorities compared to whites. I think that the reason people of color cannot cope with discrimination is because of the blatant racial injustices in society today and the perception of these races that are portrayed in the media. The history of racial inequality dates back through centuries. I believe people of color being discriminated against and treated unjustly dates back to the "end" of slavery. During this time, though slavery was abolished, White-Americans did not want people of color to have the same rights or the same privileges as them. This ideology of protecting white America is when state and local laws were enforced causing racial segregation in the Southern United States; this was called the new Jim crow. This is when the mass incarceration took place. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution in short states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." How could a Constitution protect those who it was not written for? During the mass incarceration, blacks were being thrown in jail for anything possible. By turning people of color into "criminals”, It would label them as criminals, once you were a criminal

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