Racism in America Essay

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“E Pluribus Unum”, “Out of Many, One”; Originally used to suggest that out of many colonies or states shall emerge a single unified nation, but over the years it has become the melting pot of the many people, races, religions, cultures and ancestries that have come together to form a unified whole, and even though America prides itself on being this melting pot racism is still alive and well today. America is supposed to be the land of opportunity, the country that calls to so many; calling to them with the promise of freedom and prosperity, to live their lives as they see fit. As stated in the National Anthem, America is "the land of the free and the home of the brave." America is the country where dreams can come true. So if America has …show more content…

The racial offenses have come from unknown parties to elected officials, some crude, some subtle, but racism all the same. The president has endured racial taunting in his first year of office, dealing with sly to all out blatant innuendos on the internet, email, books, television and even cartoons. Making fun of the president is almost a national pastime; George Bush for his unintelligent and inarticulate ways, and Bill Clinton for his libido, but for many the color of the newly elected president seems to cross the line. Most Americans that voted for Obama are not judging by the color of his skin, but this has become a regular issue throughout his presidency so far. If America is truly the land of the free, then why is the president, the first black president, still fighting for equality today?

Racism is not only shown to the different cultures and races; women in America are also faced with racism. Over half the population in America is women, yet they are still fighting for equality. Women have waged an ongoing battle for equality in much the same way as other racial minorities. Women are constantly harassed on the choices they make, whether it concerns their personal life or their careers. If a woman is sexually active, she is open to censure and punishment; being called names such as loose, a tramp or a whore. Men are not

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