Racism Is Not A Problem Essay

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Collin McCoy
Mr. Zumkhawala-Cook
25 October 2016

Today, there is a vast majority of people. Some rich, some poor, there are also some that are white, and some that are black. There are also those who have privilege and those who do not. Social privilege can be divided into many different categories such as wealth, power, and just the fact to even be considered an equal being. While many disagree that racism is not a problem in America, it is clear that it is. During the flood of hurricane Katrina, two photos were taken, one of a black male with a garbage bag titled “Black male crossing water after looting grocery store”, and the second picture was of a white female with a white male following behind her captioned “White female crosses water after finding food and supplies at grocery store”. It is clear through the media that racism is still a factor in America.
On the other hand there are agencies that fight against racism in the workplace, and through hiring. One of these for example is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. The EEOC investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual 's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, genetic information, and retaliation for reporting, participating in, and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. This agency is supposed to protect the rights of humans no matter what

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