Race Stereotypes In America

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Living in America under any race besides White has difficult disadvantages that many people deal with everyday that go unknown and unnoticed. The American experience is wildly different depending on the life style a person lives. There are many different factors that go into the differences that have an impact, for example race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, age and disability. Depending on who you are will impact the lifestyle one will live in America. For this essay I am going to focus on the disadvantage of different races in America. Those who are not particularly white have severe disadvantages if they live in America dealing with education, medical care, work, and income. Racial inequality is very evident in America even today.…show more content…
For Caucasian there is the stereotype of having a lack of rhythmic abilities whereas realistically that is not always the case. Other race stereotypes are African Americans are good at basketball, all Asians are geniuses, and Hispanics are illegal aliens. As some times these things can be true, they are not always true they are known to be common race stereotypes. Yes, there are many African Americans who are outstanding basketball players and many Asians who excel in the school fields; but this does not go for every individual of these races therefore a strong stereotype. These stereotypes play a role in society based on judgment of others. People will make opinions on people just by simply looking at their race. In many cases an individual will go up to another making a judgment call on their race that is completely inaccurate. These situations lead to misfortune and arguments in society that do nothing more but cause harm to…show more content…
An example would be in the standpoints of slavery. Slavery was a huge issue historically in America, which led to many disastrous events. Other racial standpoints historically would be segregated schooling. Many issues from this was a result, students of a different race other than white could not drink out of the same water fountains as whites, go to school together, and kids of different races could not play on the same playgrounds as whites. This led to the Brown VS Board of education court case in 1954, which overturned the Plessy VS Ferguson decision back in 1896. The Brown VS Board court case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be

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