Racial Segregation And Racial Discrimination During The 1960 ' S

1421 WordsSep 19, 20166 Pages
We as Americans have forgotten where we came from and the fact that we came here to escape religious persecution, escape tyrannical rule, and to find better economic opportunities. Yet, when we have found them, instead of helping one another, we turned against each other. We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion divided us, gender separated us and wealth classifying us. Racial differences in America is more prominent now than ever. In fact, it would seem as if we are repeating history. During the 1960’s, there was the constant fight between police officers and African-Americans. However, now the conflict is not only between African-Americans individually, but communities as well. According to a US News post by Jeff Nesbit, “study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago found many Americans still do, in fact, harbor beliefs about racial and ethnic minorities that are based on racist stereotypes.” Henceforth, racial problems in problems in America is yet to be solve and is only increasing resulting in continuous police brutality and lack of trust between Law Enforcement Officers and citizens. For example, the cases of Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin only further justifies the African American communities’ perspective of the police because of their actions. It is more than just a simple racial tension, but a tension that has disconnected and divided us as a united nation. In fact, research has shown that, “more than half
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