Racial Injustice

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THE CRIES AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE "Racism is a bad thing, you find it everywhere in the schools, the clubs and also in the streets." – Rasmus & Casper The belief that one race by nature stands superior to another defines racism. Racism can be traced back to the beginning of civilization and has always existed as a horrible issue in our society. Many attempts and reforms have occurred in hopes of eliminating racism and much progress has been achieved. Yet, even after the emancipation proclamation, equality laws placed within the constitution, small revolutions and acts taken by people such as Rosa Parks -who refuse to sit in the back of the bus during an era of segregation- racism remains an ominous, undefeatable problem in …show more content…

Statistics show that blacks are seven and a half times more likely to be imprisoned than whites. In 10 states in the Northwest and Midwest, blacks are incarcerated at a rate of at least 10 times that of whites. In 1999, more than 70 percent of males arrested were white, and 25 percent were black. However, between the arrest, trail, and prison many arrested white cases seemed to

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