The American Dream For A Black Man And A White Man

908 Words Nov 8th, 2015 4 Pages
The racism against African Americans began in the 17th century, when the African slaves were forcibly brought over by the British colonist to America. Even after slavery was outlawed, racism and segregation was still present between the African American and White race. Many African American activist fought and died for our equality such as Fredrick Douglas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Rosa Parks, and Emmitt Teel. It is sad to say that even with all of the lives lost during boycotts, and hate raids, racism still does exist.
Elevated white power does exist. I do not say that to be in any way racial or prejudice. Although, it is a known fact that the power of being white does exist even in modern day society. The economic competition between a black man and a white man is unequal. The economic wages given to a black man and a white man are unequal. The American dream for a black man and a white man are in most ways different. That still does not change the fact that I would have to break my back to get through school in order to receive a piece of paper saying I’m capable, when a white man education is paved for him. It is despicable to say that I have been taught to accept that I have to work harder for what I want, when some people are just given what they desire to have.
It is a shame that the African American race is stereotyped into this category of violence and ignorance. Yes, there is a large quantity of African American people who are indeed violent and…
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