The Importance Of Oppression In America

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Oppression, you seek population control, Oppression, to divide and conquer is your goal, Oppression, I swear hatred is your home, Oppression, you mean me only harm (Harper). Oppression is a serious issue in our society today. Although it may be less serious than in the past it is still a matter of importance, having to deal with sexism, religion and most importantly racial issues. Throughout history we have seen various ethnicities deal with racial oppression, because of this a Hispanic male such as myself, can be a victim of several forms of oppression.
Race has been portrayed as inferior or superior, because of one’s skin color, beliefs and of a culture. Oppression In early America varied in some ethnicities. Some races didn’t even have any civil liberties or rights at all, they were not allowed to vote, not even allowed to become professionals. This was to keep everyone that was not of the superior race below them. Even though some are classified as U.S citizens. In most areas, the ruling race is the upper white class that runs the system, and have a disproportionate amount of power. In other areas, it may not be the white race, but it is still the race that makes up the majority. The majority, who makes the laws, and/or has money, are keys to dominate over the weaker minorities that don’t have the power or resources to thrive under the majority’s system to protect their own cultural beliefs, values, and laws.
From the 1880s to the mid-1960s, many states passed Jim Crow
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