Racial Inequality Research Paper

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Bailey Smith History 105 Section 5 March 17, 2013 Racial Inequality: Then and Now The subject of race and racism has always been a controversial subject in all societies. From tribes, to nations, there has always been a struggle with who is superior and why. In years past, racial inequality has taken more of a direct role in society, but as of late, the taboo subject has become even more degrading by becoming an unconscious act. The practice of unjust and ill treatment of people based on their ancestry or race has existed for thousands of years. The Bible holds perhaps the earliest reference to racism. It describes the liberation of the Hebrews by Moses, people of his own race, from the slavery of the Egyptian empire. Another early…show more content…
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