What Is Racism Still A Problem In The United States?

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Throughout history we have seen that racism is a problem in the United States. From people being segregated to being discriminated because of their race, racism has affected many people. Because racism was a much bigger problem in the past, people tend to think that it doesn’t exist anymore. I think that racism is still a problem in the United States because it negatively impacts schools, neighborhoods, and society. There is usually bullying in schools, but something that not everyone knows is that there is also racism going on in schools everyday. There are students and teachers that are racist and that should not be acceptable. A very popular racist phrase is “go back where you came from” that phrase is disrespectful in so many ways. America is supposed to be the land of opportunities not the land to be bullied because of your race. Kids go to school to learn and be successful, but how can they achieve anything when they are constantly being bashed on. I myself have witnessed people being made fun of because of their accents. Another bad thing is when teachers favor…show more content…
Everyday we see mostly white people on television, magazines, and movies. Why can’t we have an equal amount of each race in the media? Everyone is beautiful in their own special way, so why only focus on one race? If a Mexican or African American walks into a fancy store they will most likely be watched very intensely. When this happens, the people watching them are insinuating that they are going to shoplift. On the other hand, when a white person walks into the store they are not watched as intensely. It is disrespectful to assume the worst of someone just because of their race. Another negative thing is the laws that are being made to target certain races. For example SB1070 the law that gives an officer the right to ask for your documents if you are pulled over. This law is promoting racial profiling which is illegal in the United

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