Racism is one of the world’s major issues today. Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring. For those people who are being discriminated, being different is something that people in society seem to not understand, and it scares them. We can tell it is obvious that racism is bad as it was many decades ago but it sure has not gone away. Racism very much exists and it is about time that people need to start thinking about the solutions to this matter. Racism has been something that goes way back, and has caused laws to be made. Unfortunately, racism still continues today, even with the laws that were made. But the laws have made an impact, because today we do have a black president, and that’s a big step in getting rid of racism. Obviously, we still have differences between a group of people such as our culture, skin color and custom. However, these differences are not the reasons for discrimination. Racism is not natural and not necessary for people and nations to maintain their identity.
Racism is a form of discrimination and prejudice based on race. People create racism to make themselves superior than others. It doesn’t just happen spontaneously. However, racism is inevitable. It will always exist and be with us all the time but of course there are other ways to show the differences between a group of people and for nations to maintain their identity. Racism is a cancer that has plagued the United States since it started. In the 1800 and 1900’s racism was a big thing. Especially, blacks were made out to seem like they were not equal to the white, and got treated very harshly, and got the short end of the stick. White folks made it clear that they thought they were above the blacks and deserved better, like getting to sit in the front of the bus, their own bathrooms, water fountains, etc. and better schooling, houses and even jobs. After one case Plessy vs. Ferguson, which Homer refused to get up and go sit in the colored area, and was arrested on the spot, he took it to court and won.
The “separate but equal” doctrine was made so it enforced over the blacks, so everyone knew that even though they were different, they were equal. Though racism is still happening today, it has gone down and for the most part people are started to accept, that just because you’re a different race, it doesn’t mean that you should be treated differently. For me, I know that even with the laws passed, racism still happens today. Blacks still aren’t treated as equals, along with many other races. In our society today, being African American and being somewhere at the wrong time could end up with you going to jail, because “blacks”are put in a category that they steal, kill ,shoot, and cause chaos. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem to come across as racist to some people, like putting asian’s in the category that they’re always smart because that’s how asians are. I just want to say that what gives something the quality of being absolute? I’m an asian, I know that not all asians are smart, this also works to black, not all blacks are bad! All in all, racism is something that should have not happened, and it’s sad that it did.
But America has went through believing in racism, to pretty much getting rid of racism and having a black president today. Though it went through many stages, America has progressed in trying to get better and showing everyone that each and every single person is equal, and has the exact same rights as everyone else, it doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, asain, etc. We are all the same and have the exact same rights as everyone else, and society has proved that today. Our government are working on this issue and want to end racism and discrimination for all!