The Racism Of African Americans

858 Words Jun 28th, 2016 4 Pages
African Americans have suffered from racism in so many horrific ways! They have been used in ways unexplainable to the mind. Whether it was through sexual abuse or dating all the way back to slavery times. However, in today’s society African Americans are still being affected by racism not only in a physical, emotional, and mental manner but, also in their way of living. How would you feel if you were judged by the color of your skin to the point where you can’t even make a living? Racism is alive and well in America today. It’s not as known as slavery was but it’s still here, it’s just in a different state than slavery was. Now in American an African American man can’t even look at a police officer without going into a defensive state of mind because a black man is far more likely to get shot by a police officer than a white man. (Norman 1) What makes it even worse is that when the people want justice for the crime in place which is usually murder, the justice system gives them minimal sentences or no convictions at all. So how do you think that looks on law enforcement and the way African Americans look at law enforcement? I wouldn’t want any type of law enforcement near me if I thought that I was going to be shot or killed. In 2015 alone, there was an estimate, every nine days there was an unarmed black man being shot by a police. People always seem to veer off to the media which is common, but there are numerous cases where an African American woman is being beaten,…
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