Segregation In Today's Society

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Forty-seven years ago the Civil Rights Act was passed to end racial discrimination in America, later on the twenty-fourth Amendment to poll taxes, then the Voting Rights Act, busing was set up to integrate schools, and the quota system was developed. Black Power, the Nation of Islam, and the Southern Christian Leadership conference were also some of the groups that tried to end segregation and promote the African-American race. Although these groups and laws did help end it, it still exists in today’s world and many studies have been done to prove it in the past couple of years. Many people across the world still judge and change their attitude about the person based on the color of their skin. One study showed that when a European…show more content…
Thats leaves only seventeen percent of people who have little or no preference. I took this test with the belief that I thought of Africans-Americans and Whites equally, but when my results came back they did not show the same belief. It turns out I have a moderate preference for White Americans over African-Americans, which is not my belief. Even some African-Americans who take it end up being the seventy percent of people who have slight to strong preference for White Americans compared to African-Americans, this doesn’t mean they hate who they are though. You can’t change your result by taking it repeatedly, but it can change when you expose yourself to admired, and influential African-Americans like: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, or Malcolm X and then disliked White American like: Bernie Madoff. These results may be common among Americans because of the in-depth learning of negative associations to the African-Americans in our society. This is also the result of media and the history of our racial discrimination. This could be common in our area due to the lack of diversity. In New York a man named Amadou Diallo was taking a breath of fresh air outside his apartment at night, when cops showed up, they assumed that something suspicious was going on since, this was a poor neighborhood, he was of a different race, and it was late at night. Diallo ended up being shot and killed
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