Racial Discrimination

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Do Americans feel like there is still racial discrimination in today's everyday life? Racial discrimination is treating someone differently because of the color of his or her skin. Racial discrimination has been around for a long time. There are laws that are supposed to protect non whites from being racially discriminated against but these laws are not applied to everyone equally. There are a lot of different types of discrimination such as gender and age but the main type is racial. Racial discrimination still exist in America based on discrimination at work, police brutality, and arrest rates. People that racially discriminated the most are usually police officers. Studies show more than 2,000 officers have used force in the past year in a half ( Ripley, and Williams 1). Police must wear body cameras after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American male in 2014 ( Ripley, and Williams 1). Events such as this on should be investigated because this can not happen. This is just one shooting, there has been way more. Chief Peter Newsham of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington thought the results of the body camera were surprising ( Ripley, and Williams 1). The body camera was built to make sure officers were not harassing and using too much force on civilians. Chief Newman thought the cameras would change the way officers behave and resolve problems. “ I thought it would have a difference on police and civilian behavior” ( Ripley, and Williams

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