Prejudice And Racism In The United States

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Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Racism has been and in my opinion will continue to be a problem in the United States especially in the South. I feel that the deeper u travel in the south the more obvious it is that we have a racially divided nation. Racism is as old as the Old Testament in the Bible. Racism was used to identify many things such as a group of people, social status, and one’s identity. Discrimination against a person for the…show more content…
Racism is taught not inherited and as long as the American people both white and black pass this hate down through the ages there will be no progress and the nation will continue to be divided. Prior to the shooting of Charleston, SC the governor flew a confederate flag over the states’ capital. Dylan used this flag as a symbol of oppression for the African American people and a means of motivation to commit his massacre. So rightfully the governor of South Carolina had the flag removed in hopes it would calm the African American people in South Carolina. This worked it calmed the African American people, but it wasn’t the solution. It opened the door for both races white and black to be more aggressive in their opinions. For some mostly Caucasians the Confederate flag was flown as a symbol for southern heritage. For others it was used as a reminder of the power of White Supremacy of the Black community creating a much deeper problem reopening a wound that had been bandaged for decades. The Black Community responded to this with more force White supremacists had ever seen. Blacks began to cause uproar with…show more content…
Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson police that happened to have a majority of white officers. Brown was accused of resisting arrest. Before dying Michael and officers got into a struggle leading Brown to say “I Cannot Breathe.” Brown was thrown to the ground with tremendous force and shot to death. All officers were put on investigation and found innocent. Non paid suspension was their punishment for killing Michael Brown. The black people of Ferguson were outraged. Ferguson responded by burning stores to the ground, vandalizing the city, firing at law enforcement, and blowing buildings to the ground. The National Guard and Police of Local cities were called in to calm the people of

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