The Discrimination Of African Americans

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A nation with an infinitely diverse population, such as America, contains many minorities, but being a minority in A country has set backs. Being a minority comes with stereotypes and prejudice; although the majority faces prejudice too, it may not be as prevalent as prejudice towards the minority. Equality in America is on the rise, but most minorities face problems that they faced years ago. African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, and Cajuns have struggled in different ways while residing in the United States of America. African-American people have made many strides in American culture. They faced equality issues, enslavement, yet the culture still deals with prejudice and discrimination. African-Americans were also…show more content…
Although the wealth gap between blacks and whites is still unbelievably big, African-American’s income and employment rates are steadily on the rise (Desilver) . African-American’s tend to move up in their same social class or completely move out of it. Even though African-Americans face prejudice and discrimination, they are not the only minority group to experience these issues. The Latino population in the United States of America continues to rise at a steady rate, but the minority faces extreme discrimination, for example, there are many subcultures within the Latino culture, but one may call all Latinos in America Mexicans. The United States government even created the term “Hispanic” to provide a name for a diverse population from the Spanish speaking culture (Carteret). According to the United States Department of Justice “Hispanic” is a race, but the Bureau of Census does not recognize it as a race (Carteret). Latino is how Americans from Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba identify themselves.. Although the largest population of Latinos in America is the Mexican population (64.9%), there are about nine other cultures that have a distinct population in America (Motel and Patten). Puerto Ricans and Cubans make up the second and third largest Hispanic population in America. Even though all three of these countries speak Spanish, each one has its own vocabulary and accents. Puerto Ricans pride their culture in music, whereas
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