Racial Discrimination Still Exists in Society Essay

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“I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form,” as stated by Andrew Cuomo the current governor of New York. All throughout history, discrimination has been an underlying issue and is one that must be stopped and fixed. Throughout time African-Americans have been the most notable victims of discrimination. Dating back to the early seventeenth century, blacks have been discriminated and enslaved for absolutely no reason. There have been many attempts to end the discrimination, but as hard as people try this is an issue that seems unconquerable. Despite the fact that the Jim Crow era has passed, it is evident from history and peoples experiences that racial discrimination still does exist today. When…show more content…
“It shall be unlawful for a negro and white person to play together or in company with each other in any game of cards or dice, dominoes or checkers,” this is just one of many terrible laws of the Jim Crow era. The Jim Crow era was a time dating back to the late 19th century and made it all the way through the mid-20th century. It was a time of cruel laws in which blacks were in no way equal to whites. These are just a few of the many inhuman laws in which the blacks were imposed. All marriages between a white person and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro descent to the fourth generation inclusive, are hereby forever prohibited. Every employer of white or negro males shall provide for such white or negro males reasonably accessible and separate toilet facilities. All passenger stations in this state operated by any motor transportation company shall have separate waiting rooms or space and separate ticket windows for the white and colored races. It shall be unlawful to conduct a restaurant or other place for the serving of food in the city, at which white and colored people are served in the same room, unless such while and colored persons are effectuallu separated by a solid partition extending from the floor upward to a distance of seven feet or higher, and unless a separate entramce from the street is provided for each compartment. There were two specific court cases that
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