Racial Discrimination In American Culture

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My personal experience with racism has continuously been not only horrifying but also traumatizing. When I was still an adolescent, a Russian Employee yelled at me, cajoled me; ridiculing my attire that was revealing of my racial descent. I deduce this unfortunate experience as a continuum of the ethnic conception of the classical American society, which perceived persons from my racial fabric to be of least importance in the society and incompetent to partake in any progressive initiatives of the community. However, I made one novel observation having analyzed this incident keenly. The aggressor was a Russian. This portends a great shift from the manner in which racial discrimination was rooted in the society a century ago. By that time, any other Race apart from the original White American society was subject to discrimination. Even though my race was at the very bottom of the pecking order, it was unnatural for Russians to be on the offensive but now it seems that the society has changed a lot.

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From a biographical point of view, the inference that can be made is that in the African American Construction, the female gender faces less discrimination than their male counterparts. This is evidenced by the fact that the number of males unfairly incarcerated in prisons and those who are shot extra-judicially by police officers are far much higher than those of females. Therefore, gender has always informed such disparity be it now or even in the olden days. As of now still, the social status of as person be it politically, academically or economically can significantly influence how people perceive them. Unfortunately, back then there was no possibility of a black person's status being up there because they were all

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