Racial Discrimination

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Racism is a clear reality in our society that affects all people. Although it's often racism continues to shatter and destroy lives. American remains burdened by a racial chasm ("Race in America  ¦n. pag.). Racial discrimination is an ongoing human judgment that U.S. citizens can't really stop. The life chances and opportunities of people of color in the United States are limited as compared to whites ("Race In America  ¦n.pag.). The legacy of historic discrimination continues to weigh on the present; and current day discrimination persists throughout American life-in access to healthcare, educational services, employment opportunities, wage levels, capital, the criminal justice system, and media employment ("Race In America  ¦n.pag.). Racism, as George Frederickson puts it, is difference plus power ("Racism  ¦n.pag.). All forms of racism suppose, on George M. Frederickson's conception, that the differences between races mean that they cannot coexist in one society on terms of equality ("Racism  ¦n.pag.). This information is important because it allows us to further understand the history of racial discrimination, and why it happe... Continue Reading