Racism in America Continues

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Since the downfall of the Black Panther party and the assassination of many Black leaders such as Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Black progressive movements have ceased. The volume of racist comments and images have not reformed. Blacks continue to be undervalued in society. Not much has changed when it comes to social justice. Hate crimes against Blacks continue to go unpunished. America has evidently regressed when it comes to justice for Black/African Americans.
One might ask; how do we know that racism hasn't ended? The evidence is obvious. “Emmett Till, who was 14 years old in the summer of 1955 when he walked into a local grocery store in Money, Miss., to buy gum. He was later roused from bed, beaten brutally, and shot by a group of white men who later dumped his body in a nearby river. They claimed he had stepped out of his place by flirting with a young white woman, the wife of the store's owner. The second boy is Trayvon Martin, who was 17 years old late last winter when he walked into a 7-Eleven near a gated community in Sanford, Fla., to buy Skittles and an iced tea. He was later shot to death at close range by a mixed-race man, who claimed Martin had behaved suspiciously and seemed out of place (Anderson)”. Tills story strikes overbearing resemblance to the more recent case of Trayvon Martin. Although these cases took place six decades apart they both ended the same, without any justice for the young Black boys. Since the slaughter of Emmett Till in the
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