Racial Segregation Of The United States

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We have issues. More specifically the United States has issues, continuous and all encompassing issues of racial inequality.The United States is experiencing a outburst of racism, as can be seen from the 2014 killings of two unarmed African-American men, to the brutality of white supremacy in Charleston and the string of arsons in black churches across the South. Of course, it’s nothing new for a nation with a long history of extreme racist violence—the most recent lynching-related death occurred in 1981, hardly a lifetime ago, when Michael Donald was hanged by two members of the Ku Klux Klan.The United States, however, continues to avoid its history on race, refusing to confront its past in a “post-racial,” “colorblind” society, and that policy of systemic ignorance is particularly strong when mention of racial equality is brought up. Although the concept of equality has never truly existed in this world, as can be traced back to very beginnings of recorded history we see the nobles ruling the commoners, conquerors reigning over the conquered, the will of man dominating women, the United States needs to acknowledge the fact that racial inequality still exists within our country and has in no way progressed towards betterment. Of Mice and Men penned by John Steinbeck and published in 1937 analyzes equality and it’s facets within the themes of dreams (the American Dream), prejudice, weakness, and violence. Ushering in the true beginnings of realism, his story follows two
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