Racism Is The Belief That Characteristics And Abilities Can Be Attributed

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Danieh Shehadeh
Professor Falloon
July 2, 2015
Racism in America Today Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply on the basis of their race and that some racial groups are superior to others. Racism leads to discrimination and prejudice towards minorities which leads to a lot of hate crime. Many people that have not had any racist remarks told to them would argue racism doesn 't exist anymore. Sadly, this is not true. Racism today might not be as bad as it was decades ago, but it has recently been a big problem today. People that say racism doesn 't exist anymore are the ones who don 't have to deal with racism. With what I have seen and experienced myself, racism is still a prime issue all over the world but especially in America now. Recently many problems have occurred were people would say racism is still a problem in America today. There has been many incidents of racial profiling and police brutality, where police have shot and killed many young african american males. A lot will argue that the police are just doing their job and a lot will argue that the killing of unarmed African American men is because of the color of their skin and is considered racism. For example, two cases of police brutality and racial profiling is of Eric Garner, father of six from Staten Island, died after he was put in a chokehold by a New York Police Department Officer who was trying to arrest him for selling loose, untaxed

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