Racial Inequality Essay

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Not only now, but throughout the history of the United States, one of the biggest issues that our country has faced is the issue of Racial inequality and racial tensions primarily between African Americans and Caucasians. Most recently these issues have had impacts on everybody, and some may even argue have caused a bit of a social divide in America. This divide was manifested very clearly in the 2016 presidential election and since, society has created these ideas and perceptions that we have seen many references to the Ku Klux Klan, and even Nazi Germany. These ideas that have been expressed are all very common themes that the world has seen specifically when racial tensions are present. 50 years ago, the Civil Rights Movement was very much alive through parts of the deep south. The advances that the Civil Rights Movement brought about were indeed incredible however in modern society a new group has taken over where the civil rights movement left off. If these issues were indeed resolved in the 1950s and 1970s there would be no need for groups such as Black Lives Matter. Racism and social injustices is one of the biggest issues today that affect politics as well as our perception of history. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans firmly believe that true progress has been achieved since the 1960s in getting rid of racial discrimination. (Dutton, De Pinto Salvanto & Backus, 2014). In July of 2013 many watched as George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder in the

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